Carson Palmer doesn’t think age is working against him

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Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer took a bit of time before saying he’d be back for his 15th season.

The passage of time and Palmer’s decline in production last year have led to questions about whether Palmer can lead the Cardinals to another year like they had in 2015. To no surprise, Palmer is not one of the people asking those questions.

“Just look at the history of the game,” Palmer said, via the Arizona Republic. “Guys have had success at that position into their 30s just because you rely so much on experience, so much on been-there-done-that-before type of situations. Just last year, I mean, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback has 16, 17, 18 years. John Elway won two at the end [of his career].”

There are other examples, including former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, and the Cardinals have dialed back Palmer’s workload this offseason in hopes of keeping him fresh for the season. Coach Bruce Arians said he thinks Palmer is looking “stronger than ever” as a result, although just being stronger than last year would be a step in the right direction in Arizona.

10 responses to “Carson Palmer doesn’t think age is working against him

  1. If you could pick one QB to throw that INT at the end of the game when you need him to its Palmer.

  2. Plamers decline in production is demonstrative of OL & WR issues in 2016… Something that BASK have taken a focused effort to significantly rectify!

    Carson is spot on in his perspective about the value of “experience” and will once again be included in the discussion of MVP in 2017.

    This is a wonderful metaphor that our culture as a whole might learn from when it comes to hiring a workforce with experience.

  3. Yeah, who thought Palmer would decline after having the best season of his life? It was reasonable to expect regression, which he did. That being said he still hung 34 on Seattle in Seattle, and would have beaten Seattle and the Pats the first times if not for that horrible kicker.

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