Cardinals confirm Carson Palmer will go on IR with torn ACL

AP

Carson Palmer’s season is over.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed today what was widely expected after Sunday’s game against the Rams: Palmer has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is done for the year. He will go on season-ending injured reserve.

If there’s any good news, it’s that Arians also confirmed that there is no damage to Palmer’s knee other than the torn ACL. Palmer will likely be ready to go for the start of next season, but this season is done.

The Cardinals, who have the best record in the NFL at 8-1, will now go forward with Drew Stanton as their starting quarterback the rest of the way. Stanton’s job won’t be easy, as the Cardinals have the Lions this week and then travel to Seattle next week.

71 responses to “Cardinals confirm Carson Palmer will go on IR with torn ACL

  1. This is why you don’t have a clueless GM who gives out contracts in the middle of the season to an aging QB after playing well. Case in point, Bills & Fitzpatrick.

  2. The Detroit Lions could have the best record in football by the end of this weekend. Unfathomable.

  3. He will have a tough game against the Lions pass rush, but the challenge will be if he can perform over the remaining weeks of the season as teams get more tape on him.

  4. It ain’t easy being a Cubs fan relocated to AZ in the 90s to become a Cards fan. I’m so jealous of, well, everyone.

  5. blackandbluedivision says:
    Nov 10, 2014 2:19 PM
    The Detroit Lions could have the best record in football by the end of this weekend. Unfathomable.

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    Without two of their starting OL VS. Cardinals blitz? Doubt it.

  6. MostlyRight says:
    Nov 10, 2014 2:20 PM
    It ain’t easy being a Cubs fan relocated to AZ in the 90s to become a Cards fan. I’m so jealous of, well, everyone.

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    …what does being a Cubs fan have to do with any of this?

  7. realnflmaster says:
    Nov 10, 2014 2:18 PM
    This is why you don’t have a clueless GM who gives out contracts in the middle of the season to an aging QB after playing well. Case in point, Bills & Fitzpatrick.

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    Clueless GM? Have you seen the roster, draft picks, and how this team continues to win after losing Dansby, Washington, Dockett, Campbell for multiple games, and Shaugnessy?

    You’re confused about who is clueless.

  8. This might be the end of Palmer’s career. How much guaranteed money did he get from that new contract?

  9. Very sorry to hear. But as someone who also predicted they’d paid him way too soon, and that the Steelers would lose to the Jets, I’m off to buy a lottery ticket.

  10. This is why you don’t have a clueless GM who gives out contracts in the middle of the season to an aging QB after playing well. Case in point, Bills & Fitzpatrick.
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    He is a pocket passer. So, he should be able to comeback from this injury. You are talking like QBs grow on trees. Ask the Raiders, Jags, Bucs, Bills, Texans… they will tell you finding a QB who takes you to a 8-1 record is not that easy.

  11. I guess good for Palmer that he got another contract right before this happened. Unless he did a lot of major restructuring, I’m guessing he’s still on the 9 year deal he signed with the Bengals worth $119M (I know he took a pay cut at some point with the Raiders, not sure how much). Then add in the guaranteed money he got by signing a deal on Friday and just be amazed that this guy is gonna have over $130M+ in the bank for being an Average-below average qb.
    Feel bad for the Cards, but don’t feel bad for Palmer.

  12. He gets paid this year and next (about $15 mil). After that they can let him go and owe nothing.

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    This might be the end of Palmer’s career. How much guaranteed money did he get from that new contract?

  13. No to be a wet blanket, but here was Stanton’s line in his last start (against the Broncos): 11/26 (42%), 118 yards, 0 TDs, 56.3 QB rating.

    With that said, Denver’s defense is #1 in the league allowing only 6.0 yards per pass attempt this season and the game was on the road.

  14. Well 2-1 as a starter, won two games in relief, and that loss he got knocked out with a concussion when the score was 20-24, against the Broncos, in Denver.

    Palmer is clearly the better QB, but Stanton isn’t chopped liver… more like chuck steak, which sometimes can get the job done.

    I’ve been saying it since we signed him and got Palmer. Palmer and Stanton are the two best QB’s we’ve had since Warner.

    Who will the new backup QB, yet to be signed, be? Dennis Dixon or Rex Grossman?

    Palmer should be ready for the start of next season.

  15. Next man up….Paging Mr. Stanton…. Oh BTW, Who was the QB when the Cardinals won in New York, Beat the 49ers & had the Cardinals within 4 points before getting hurt in Denver?????

    Ah, that would be Drew Stanton….. ALL WE DO IS WIN, BABY!!!!!!

  16. I remember when the Rams thought their season was done when their QB went down and they had to rely on an unproven Arena League QB!
    That actually worked out pretty well for both the Rams and the Cards.
    I hope this is a similar situation.
    Stuck in LA watching the NFL from afar the last twenty years.

  17. We’ll be fine. Defense & leadership on this team has your back. Stanton already looks very confident and poised. He plays with a chip on his shoulder; he finally has a real chance. In Stanton we trust!

  18. stealthjunk says:
    Nov 10, 2014 2:30 PM
    No to be a wet blanket, but here was Stanton’s line in his last start (against the Broncos): 11/26 (42%), 118 yards, 0 TDs, 56.3 QB rating
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    Although, this doesn’t count the 6-8 drops by receivers in the game or the fact that he didn’t finish. So there’s that.

  19. This is unfortunate for Palmer and a serious blow to the Cardinals. They’ve managed to absorb losses of key guys on defense (Dansby, Washington, Dockett, Abraham, Shaughnessy) but losing your QB in the middle of the season will be harder to overcome. Drew Stanton is a capable guy, but something tells me the NFC West is going to be very interesting over the last few weeks of the season.

  20. Bummer for the Cards – this season is still looking good. Great news for the NFCW, as this division has still yet to play more than half of it’s division games.

  21. jmc8888 says:
    Nov 10, 2014 2:30 PM
    Well 2-1 as a starter, won two games in relief, and that loss he got knocked out with a concussion when the score was 20-24, against the Broncos, in Denver.

    ==========

    Denver was leading 24-13 before Stanton (11/26, 118 yards, 0 TDs) was replaced by Thomas. Stanton’s only TD “drive” was a 1 play, 5 yard run by Ellington after Manning was intercepted and the ball was returned just short of the end zone. If you recall, the Cardinals’ only other TD “drive” was the 1 play, 81-yard TD pass from Thomas to Ellington — Stanton obviously wasn’t in the game for that one.

  22. As a lions fan I know stanton is no slouch. He is as tough as they come in terms of resiliency, this guy can take a beating and bounce back up to make plays. Pretty mobile too. Its too bad palmer got hurt but Drew has a shot now to show what he can do on a talented roster.

  23. After reading the comments on here, I’m positive the people that leave quotes do not watch football. You all cannot be this clueless about the game… C’Mon man!

  24. If I were a cardinals fan, I’d be disappointed. But it’s not like they’ve needed Palmer to win this year. This team has been overcoming adversity all season. Why stop now.

  25. the cardinals should bring back Kurt Warner to make the superbowl run this season. They have a much better chance now since the team is more complete than the one that went to the superbowl and lost to the steelers.

  26. As a Bengals fan I don’t feel an ounce of sympathy for Quitter Palmer. He is a quitter who has quit on two teams, and his teammates. Karma has a funny way of working huh Carson? Quit on two teams now having two knee surgeries. Guess that’s the football gods punishing you for being a selfish me first player. But hey at least you got paid.

  27. Sorry to hear that, Carson. The idea of another rehab cannot be welcome, but you know what it will take to get it done.

    It is up to the rest of the team to pick up the slack and keep leading the pack.

  28. This sucks for Cards fans. Not saying their season is over by anymeans, but they’re always going to have to look back on this season and ask “What if Palmer didn’t get injured?” But that’s assuming they don’t win the SB now.

  29. Seahawk fan here wishing CP a speedy recovery. I was looking forward to our two divisional games coming up this season. AZ always plays us well and to the wire, a good team. The games will still be good, just not quite as good as they would have been with CP at the helm. You guys were on a hell of a roll, and injuries suck.
    GO SEAHAWKS!

  30. What a damn shame for Mr. Palmer to have suffered this nasty injury for the 2nd time in his career. He and his team were having such a good year, too.

    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. And I am glad he was getting the pay he deserved.

  31. blackandbluedivision says:
    Nov 10, 2014 2:19 PM
    The Detroit Lions could have the best record in football by the end of this weekend. Unfathomable.
    =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+===+=+=
    Easy there….even if they win, and the Cardinals loose, they would be tied for the best record in the NFC….then there is Denver and New England in the AFC.

  32. Dam. This plucky NFC West team came to play this season. They knew from the start they wanted to beat the vaunted Seahawks and 49ers and win that division–and they were succeeding at that goal.

    Palmer may be considered mediocre, But Bruce Arians had found a way to bring the best out in him and make his team the top winner in either conference.

    The Cards have something special going this season. Hope they can keep on rolling with Stanton or whoever is stepping up.

  33. I think blackandblues implication is that IF the Lions win they would be tied for the best record in the NFL. (Since cards are only one loss team currently). Its just an observation no need to get worked up over it.

  34. Stanton beat the Packers when he was with the Lions. 7-3, in a game where Rodgers was knocked out in the first half.

    Stafford usually wets himself in AZ. However, this year’s Lions defense allows him to not take chances.

    Lions chances of winning are certainly upgraded going against Stanton as opposed to Palmer, but it will be tough.

  35. If the Cards hadn’t locked him up, and he walks, most of you all would’ve been laughing at the Cards for being cheap, and not recognizing the value of veteran QB leadership.

    If he hit the market, and the rec’d an even more outlandish sum, matched by the Cards, you’d be killing the Cards for not being smart enough to get it done during the season.

    Amazing how smart some get AFTER the fact…

  36. buccan33rz1976 says:Nov 10, 2014 3:00 PM

    Hey MDS…. Niners still a longshot?? Hahaha…
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    Your team is 5-4. Longshot? Yes.

  37. jeffnfl says:
    Nov 10, 2014 2:22 PM
    blackandbluedivision says:
    Nov 10, 2014 2:19 PM
    The Detroit Lions could have the best record in football by the end of this weekend. Unfathomable.

    ——–

    Without two of their starting OL VS. Cardinals blitz? Doubt it.
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    Drew Stanton vs. the #1 Defense in football.

    Their OL versus the Lions front 4

    (God, I’m defending the Lions. That’s how bad the Packers beat my Bears)

  38. nflfollower says:
    Nov 10, 2014 3:31 PM
    I think blackandblues implication is that IF the Lions win they would be tied for the best record in the NFL. (Since cards are only one loss team currently). Its just an observation no need to get worked up over it.

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    Well the Lions would own the tie-breaker.

  39. You guys obviously haven’t seen Stanton play. He’s 3-1 as a starter and was BEATING the Broncos in Denver until the 4th quarter where he was injured.
    I trust Stanton ….I hate Logan Thomas.

  40. nflfollower says:
    Nov 10, 2014 3:31 PM
    I think blackandblues implication is that IF the Lions win they would be tied for the best record in the NFL. (Since cards are only one loss team currently). Its just an observation no need to get worked up over it.

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    Plus, I didn’t say they would be only one.

  41. @sarahmc24 – actually if you read my screen name you will see “my team” has zero chance this season. I’m just pointing out that the Cardinals will fall now without a real QB…. And yes Frisco will make the playoffs ,,,AGAIN….

  42. This weekend you may very well see the cardinals lose the 2nd string stanton at qb…..the lions have a complete book on him …more so then the cardinals do…..where do you think stanton came from ? Several years as back up n detroit ! The lions defense will pin its ears back n be in full attack mode the entire game…..watch for lions win #8 !

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