Carson Palmer won’t throw much this offseason

AP

The Cardinals signed Blaine Gabbert last week in a move that gives them five quarterbacks on their 90-man roster.

That might seem like too many players for everyone to get their work in, but the Cardinals don’t plan to have all five of them working a full schedule. Coach Bruce Arians said that the team is going to keep Carson Palmer under wraps for most of the offseason in hopes of keeping his arm fresh for the season to come.

“He’ll do everything mentally,” Arians said, via the team’s website. “He tosses some soft ones around. He doesn’t need to be out there right now.”

Gabbert, Drew Stanton, Zac Dysert and Trevor Knight will be doing most of the throwing through the end of the offseason program. One of them may be hitting the road before camp if the Cardinals plan to step up Palmer’s workload, but it won’t come as a great shock if the team continues to keep Palmer’s powder dry until a bit closer to the main event.

12 responses to “Carson Palmer won’t throw much this offseason

  1. Old players only need to kick off rust. Unless there is a coaching change, veteran players like Palmer shouldn’t have to show up until a week before the regular season starts. The preseason should be the equivalent of the NBA rookie league. No veterans need bother.

  2. That sounds smart. I wish Chiefs Andy Reid would use that strategy on himself and not practice clock management during the pre-season, so maybe he’ll have a fresh brain when the regular season starts and not wait until the final eight seconds of a game to run a two-minute drill. This pre-season, Andy should do everything physical (like lifting Twinkies to his mouth) and nothing mental.

  3. Tom Brady spends his off days throwing routes to his buddy Edelman. If he isnt available he has even been filmed throwing to Giselle while they were away on vacation (if you saw the video were you not impressed with her route running? She’s quick!). They admitted they do it in the backyard too because Brady is just that way about keeping things maintained. Another athlete Larry Bird was notorious for the amount of time he spent at whatever facilities he could get into just shooting for hours at a time every day. He did it year round whether or not there was a team activity. In both cases you see the result of that kind of dedication to the repetition of even the most basic of things in their skill sets. (And after those exercises all day both were also into sitting around all night watching film too. Its why both were so well versed on the moves of their opponents that they could predict them in advance.)

  4. Palmer is done. I would say the Cards are done too, but they never really accomplished anything but massive disappointment. Now it’s over. Wins vs the Seahawks don’t count as postseason accolades. You can’t hang a banner that says: “Beat the Seahawks 2016.” But I wouldn’t put it past Arians to hang one up…lol

  5. This doesn’t really mean much at all. Palmer is an All-Pro veteran QB who knows this offense inside and out, he doesn’t reps in OTAs, Let the young guys work. It makes sense to not work Palmer much until late July gets here & Training Camp rolls around, then we will see Palmer out throwing lot.
    Last Year Arizona suffered A TON OF INJURIES both offensively & defensively, Palmer lost almost his entire starting O-Line in a flukey year as AZs linemen are usually extremely durable, though last year 3 of 5 were injured on IR & Palmer was also without multiple starting WRs also out injured on IR, yet he still managed to QB AZ’s offense to a Top-10 ranking somehow.

    Palmer is going to have an excellent absolutely Loaded Offense this year with everyone back fully healthy. Most importantly Palmer will have a borderline elite top-10 O-Line with his linemen back healthy w/ 6″5/320pd DJ Humphries who ever since moving back to LT has been an absolute beast playing at a borderline elite level. AZ moved former perennially ranked top 10 LT 6″8/330pd mauler Jared Veldheer over to RT where he will excel. Elite All-Pro top 5 LG 6″5/330PD Mike Iupati is a monster, 6″2/315Pd C A.Q Shipley is a far above average Center ranking 12th of 36 ranked Centers last year though 2016 3rd round pick 6″3 1/2 310pd Center Evan Boehm was a monster on field last year and playing at a very high level, he could start. Finally at RG Arizona got a Massive DRAFT STEAL on 6″5/315pd (35.5in long arms) OG Dorian Johnson who had a late 1st round-2nd round grade & was ranked as the 2nd to 3rd best OG in the draft, he slipped to the mid rounds. Dorian Johnson will start at RG!!!!

    With Palmer having excellent pass-protection in front of him & an absolutely LOADED offense with more speed offensively than any other team in the NFL Palmer will be back to playing at an Elite All-Pro level again this year.
    Palmer has an absolutely loaded offense w/ a bunch of top-tier WRs and Elite rushing offense lead by the best RB in the NFL. With Palmer having excellent pass-protection once again AZ won’t have a problem putting up a ton of points.
    With an Elite Top 5 Defense on the other side of the ball w/ an elite pass defense that will be aided by one of the best most lethal pass rush’s in the NFL, AZ won’t have a problem winning games this year. AZ is loaded.

  6. Peter Piper’s picks says:
    May 14, 2017 10:20 AM
    Tom Brady spends his off days throwing routes to his buddy Edelman. If he isnt available he has even been filmed throwing to Giselle while they were away on vacation (if you saw the video were you not impressed with her route running? She’s quick!). They admitted they do it in the backyard too because Brady is just that way about keeping things maintained. Another athlete Larry Bird was notorious for the amount of time he spent at whatever facilities he could get into just shooting for hours at a time every day. He did it year round whether or not there was a team activity. In both cases you see the result of that kind of dedication to the repetition of even the most basic of things in their skill sets. (And after those exercises all day both were also into sitting around all night watching film too. Its why both were so well versed on the moves of their opponents that they could predict them in advance.)

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    IKR? I was thinking of Brady’s habits as I read this story and you are right with the throwback reference to Bird’s habits. That’s how the real top guys do it they never kid themselves that they know that stuff so well they don’t need to work on it so hard. This decision is the death knell on an already downward trending career. Sorry Cardinals, you had a shot for a while there too.

  7. shooter28 says:
    May 14, 2017 11:34 AM

    AZ won’t have a problem winning games this year. AZ is loaded.

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    Thats been the statement going in every year for a wile now. And then sometimes the team is good sometimes not but they never make it over the top. And then after each year is a different reason why. This article sounds like the start of this year’s reason why.

  8. He’ll do everything mentally,” Arians said, via the team’s website. “He tosses some soft ones around.

    This sounds exactly like when he was in Oakland.

  9. Other QB’s did not practice before the season. First one that comes to mind: Brett Favre. It didn’t harm him any

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