Carson Palmer: I could be ready last two weeks of season

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The Cardinals may have to go without quarterback Drew Stanton after Stanton hurt his knee on Thursday and that would leave them with third-stringer Blaine Gabbert because Carson Palmer is on injured reserve with a broken left arm.

That may not do much to help the 4-5 Cardinals’ chances of hanging around the playoff race, something that could wind up impacting whether Palmer plays again this season. He’ll be eligible to play again in Week 16 against the Giants, but said this weekend that he doesn’t know whether he’ll be ready to play or if there will be a point in it.

“I could potentially be available the last two weeks of the season,” Palmer said, via the team’s website. “Who knows? I don’t know where I’ll be [with rehab] at that point.  I don’t know where we will be as a team at that point. I just try to be as ready as I can as quick as I can.”

Palmer was similarly up in the air about his plans for the 2018 season. He’s signed for one more year, but thought about retirement this offseason and a move in a new direction for the Cardinals in general could leave Palmer to hang up the cleats without playing out his deal.

10 responses to “Carson Palmer: I could be ready last two weeks of season

  1. Has there been a dropoff without Palmer? They’re the same up and down, inconsistent offense with or without him. If they’re smart (they’re not), they’ll thank him for his contributions and encourage him to retire in the offseason.

  2. “he doesn’t know whether he’ll be ready to play or if there will be a point in it.”
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    Sums up Palmer each year, perfectly. Will he bring his career 92-88-1 record, 87.8 rating (1-3 record, 66.8 rating in playoffs) back for one more year of glory aged 39? Move on, please.

  3. Perfect in time for the self proclaimed football Maven Arians to march him out there
    in front of that pathetic offensive line only to get hurt time and time again.

  4. Only had one good season where he got crushed 36-6 in the season finale at home vs Sea with a #1 seed at stake, barely squeaked by the Packers for his only career playoff win, then crushed again 49-15 throwing 1 td with 4 interceptions vs the Panthers. In all honesty, Arizona rolled the dice signing this guy when they could have gone in the draft for a real long term quarterback. Keim and Arians were lauded as geniuses but in reality they set this team up for an extended run at mediocrity that could last a decade or more.

  5. kamthechancellor says:
    November 13, 2017 at 7:49 am
    Only had one good season where he got crushed 36-6 in the season finale at home vs Sea…

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    This is quite literally all Seattle fans cling to these days and frankly, that feels pretty good. Then again, it’s been THREE years since they’ve had a win vs a good team.
    Heck, it took evading a concussion test to keep Wilson playing in order to beat Drew Stanton, (Drew Stanton!) and a heavily depleted Cardinal team.

    They say the #1 seed was on the line as if the 6 win Bucs had a chance against 14-1 North Carolina. Arizona had a couple yards records left and that was it. Yards gained, backups brought in.

    Palmer injured his hand against the Eagles, a a game that was already won. Coaches claimed it had no effect, but his 147 passing yards vs Green Bay said otherwise.

    Seattle fans can have their meaningless win. At least Arizona didn’t claim North Carolina cheated with field conditions of all things. What a fanbase..

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