Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer will announce that he’s coming back

AP

Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians appeared on ESPN Friday and said he expects quarterback Carson Palmer to announce “real soon” that Palmer plans to return for at least one more season.

The future status of Palmer and veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had been uncertain. Fitzgerald announced earlier this week that he plans to return.

The Cardinals would likely have been pursuing a quarterback in this year’s draft regardless of Palmer’s plans. A return would indicate that Palmer, 37, will be the team’s starter for 2017, and what happens from there is anyone’s guess.

Veteran backup Drew Stanton is under contract for one more season. The Cardinals gave Palmer a one-year extension last summer, keeping him under contract through 2018 and making his 2017 money fully guaranteed. Earlier this week Palmer refuted a report that he was selling his house in Arizona and had taken his children out of school there.

40 responses to “Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer will announce that he’s coming back

  1. AZ better bolster the O-line and get another stud WR. Palmer is very solid when given time, and lucky for him David Johnson is a serious weapon (and relief valve for Palmer).

    Give Palmer time with a good O-line & this team can easily compete for the division title.

  2. I’ve heard from multiple sources that him and Fitzgerald wives were planning a retirement party for March before Fitz’s announcement. I think this may have played a role in Palmers decision to come back for another season.

  3. cobrala2 says:
    Feb 3, 2017 2:44 PM
    It really doesn’t matter… Palmer is not a champion.
    —————————–

    Hmm, here is Carson Palmer achievements. I believe he is most probably closer to it than you are….

    Career highlights and awards
    3× Pro Bowl (2005, 2006, 2015)
    Second-team All-Pro (2015)
    NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2015)
    AFC Player of the Year (2005)
    NFL passing touchdowns leader (2005)
    Heisman Trophy (2002)
    Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (2002)
    Sporting News Player of the Year (2002)
    Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (2002)
    Consensus All-American (2002)
    First-team All-Pac-10 (2002)
    USC Trojans No. 3 retired

  4. bengals1974 says:
    Feb 3, 2017 3:13 PM

    cobrala2 says:
    Feb 3, 2017 2:44 PM
    It really doesn’t matter… Palmer is not a champion.
    —————————–
    Hmm, here is Carson Palmer achievements. I believe he is most probably closer to it than you are….

    Career highlights and awards
    3× Pro Bowl (2005, 2006, 2015)
    Second-team All-Pro (2015)
    NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2015)
    AFC Player of the Year (2005)
    NFL passing touchdowns leader (2005)
    Heisman Trophy (2002)
    Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (2002)
    Sporting News Player of the Year (2002)
    Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (2002)
    Consensus All-American (2002)
    First-team All-Pac-10 (2002)
    USC Trojans No. 3 retired
    ————————————-
    Sorry bengals1974, he’s had stats and individual awards yes, but like cobrala2 says, Palmer is not a champion – there’s no listing there of him leading the Cards, Bengals or anyone else to the title, and he’s 1-3 in the playoffs (the few times he got that far).

  5. Palmer is finished. Maybe a good play here or there. A brief resurgence in 2015 but his career is basically over. Yes he can start but he can’t do much. The NFC west is officially been flushed -again

  6. Having seen Carson Palmer with the Raiders (after the moronic trade engineered by Hue Jackson), he looked like an updated version of Jeff George. And from what I saw of him with the Bengals and now with Arizona, nothing has changed that opinion.

  7. He’s technically only 1-2 in the Playoffs.

    He only played in 2 series in one of the losses after getting taken out at the knees.

    .. hard to believe a guy who will have passed for over 45,000 yards and 300 touchdowns has only been to the Playoffs 3 times!

  8. bengals1974 says:
    Feb 3, 2017 3:13 PM

    cobrala2 says:
    Feb 3, 2017 2:44 PM
    It really doesn’t matter… Palmer is not a champion.
    —————————–

    Hmm, here is Carson Palmer achievements. I believe he is most probably closer to it than you are….

    Career highlights and awards
    3× Pro Bowl (2005, 2006, 2015)
    Second-team All-Pro (2015)
    NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2015)
    AFC Player of the Year (2005)
    NFL passing touchdowns leader (2005)
    Heisman Trophy (2002)
    Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (2002)
    Sporting News Player of the Year (2002)
    Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (2002)
    Consensus All-American (2002)
    First-team All-Pac-10 (2002)
    USC Trojans No. 3 retired

    Thanks for the list of INDIVIDUAL achievements. I liken this to bragging about taking the homecoming queen to the dance only to have her kiss another guy.

  9. Its a good idea to have him as a stopgap while they look for their successor in the draft. Palmer isnt taking them anywhere though, esp now that he is in the decline mode oh his career. They could still be a postseason team with good surroundings but he isnt going to solely win you games. Those days seem to be over.

  10. USC Trojans No. 3 retired
    ————————————-
    Sorry bengals1974, he’s had stats and individual awards yes, but like cobrala2 says, Palmer is not a champion – there’s no listing there of him leading the Cards, Bengals or anyone else to the title, and he’s 1-3 in the playoffs (the few times he got that far).
    —————–

    No worries. 33 men in the world can say they are a NFL QB champions, so it is pretty harsh when someone that still has a shot at doing it is discounted. Looking at his career thus far, he is obviously pretty good and I would say he has a better chance than a good chunk of starters in the league..

  11. Thanks for the list of INDIVIDUAL achievements. I liken this to bragging about taking the homecoming queen to the dance only to have her kiss another guy.

    ———————————–

    That did make me laugh out-loud! Good stuff! Happy friday all!

  12. Why can’t we just wait till he announces it? Why does Arians have to report that Palmer reported to him that he would report to training camp. Slow week, gonna be an even slower offseason.

  13. They’ll never live down passing on Derek Carr for some safety who can’t cover anybody in 2014. The bottom falls out this year and then it’s complete rebuild time with a new coach and QB.

    Window was never open Cardinals fans…

  14. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Feb 3, 2017 6:29 PM
    They’ll never live down passing on Derek Carr for some safety who can’t cover anybody in 2014. The bottom falls out this year and then it’s complete rebuild time with a new coach and QB.

    Window was never open Cardinals fans…
    _________________________________________]

    For someone who thinks the Cards are irrelevant they sure are in your head a lot. Why post so much about them if they aren’t going anywhere? That beatdown from the Falcons still smarting?

    Worried? Must be.

  15. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Feb 3, 2017 6:26 PM
    For one last 6-10 payday…
    —————
    Cardinals haven’t gone 6-10 with Palmer at QB. However, they have beaten the Seaturds in Seattle the last three times he’s been at the helm. So there’s that.

    NFC WEST IN 2017
    1. Cardinals 11-5
    2. Seaturds 8-8
    3. Rams 6-10
    4. 49ers 2-14

  16. Okay Carson, whatever you say.

    Hmm, here is Carson Palmer achievements. I believe he is most probably closer to it than you are….

    Career highlights and awards
    3× Pro Bowl (2005, 2006, 2015)
    Second-team All-Pro (2015)
    NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2015)
    AFC Player of the Year (2005)
    NFL passing touchdowns leader (2005)
    Heisman Trophy (2002)
    Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (2002)
    Sporting News Player of the Year (2002)
    Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (2002)
    Consensus All-American (2002)
    First-team All-Pac-10 (2002)
    USC Trojans No. 3 retired

  17. shoutin’ get off my lawn says:

    Cardinals haven’t gone 6-10 with Palmer at QB.

    They will this year.
    ————————————————————
    However, they have beaten the Seaturds in Seattle the last three times he’s been at the helm. So there’s that.

    I realize beating the Seahawks is your Super Bowl, but it’s hard to get up for a losing team when you’ve already won the division and clinched a playoff spot.

    But for fun, let’s look at Pete Carroll’s record against your sad sack trophy-less franchise:

    Seahawks 22, Cardinals 10
    Seahawks 36, Cardinals 18
    Seahawks 13, Cardinals 10
    Seahawks 20, Cardinals 23 (OT, meaningless end of season game)
    Seahawks 16, Cardinals 20 (Russell Wilson’s 1st game as a pro, came down to last play of the game)
    Seahawks 58, Cardinals 0
    Seahawks 34, Cardinals 22
    Seahawks 10, Cardinals 17 (Fluke game, Seahawks had already clinched)
    Seahawks 19, Cardinals 3
    Seahawks 35, Cardinals 6
    Seahawks 32, Cardinals 39 (Cards get 17 points off 14 penalties, most of them of the laughable variety)
    Seahawks 36, Cardinals 6
    Seahawks 6, Cardinals 6
    Seahawks 31, Cardinals 34

    So Carroll’s Seahawks are 8-5-1 against the Cardinals, winning by an average score of 31-9, and Cards have 3 wins in Seattle by a grand total of 17 points.

    You’ll be rebuilding with a new coach, QB and roster by this time next year. Enjoy the offseason.

  18. Having Carson Palmer back again this year is great, he’s one of the toughest QB in the entire NFL and is a very smart QB on top of that. All you morons who bad mouth Palmer are just jealous or else you’re Seahawk or Raider fans who just like to put other players down for no other reason. The
    Raiders have sucked since 2002 and now Carr has made them relevant again when it comes to making the playoffs but make no mistake without him they’re just an average team. Seahawk fans should keep their mouths shut, the Cardinals owned them this year….the hawks were lucky to squeak out a tie at Arizona and then the Cards kicked their butts in Seattle. In the last 2 years your hawks have only 1 win in 4 games……we have our own defense and now we’re the ones pushing your butts around..
    Arians is an excellent coach who’s turned this team around….Carroll will go down as making the dumbest play in Superbowl history…passing the ball on the 1 yard line. They were lucky to be in the position to win the game and then to call a passing play instead of letting the now retired Lynch run it in is without a doubt the dumbest play in the history of the game. I was so happy they did because it was priceless to see Sherman cry like a baby.
    Putting all hatred aside it really has turned into one of the best rivalry’s in the NFL. We now have the best running back in the NFC and as long as Johnson stays healthy both Arizona and Seattle will be considered Superbowl contenders every year.

  19. Arizona pigeons are done paying a geezer qb 17 million makes no sense…keep dreaming that you will have any chance to compete next year delusional twits…Palmer has done nothing postseason and that not going to change…beating Hawks with our best player out (thomas)means nothing and we had already clinched division 3 games before…and having a gimpy qb leading to a tie…have fun missing playoffs again you clowns. Fitz is the only thing worth n e thing and he is done next year…he cannot carry team. Hawks own the division so get use to it…until you get a good young qb you will be dreaming that geezer Palmer will give u a shot….some come with the crying excuses twits…wahhhhhhhh..

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