Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer may be a better banker than he is a football player.
Palmer was brutal in Arizona’s Week 7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, completing 30-of-45 passes for 258 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He is the 24th ranked quarterback in the NFL. For the year he has thrown seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He’s so bad, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is ranked ahead of him.
“We knew we needed to be great,” Palmer said after the loss, “and we were not great today.”
The Cardinals struggle to run the ball, can’t protect the quarterback and their best player, receiver Larry Fitzgerald is hurt. Other than that, they are in good shape.
Coach Bruce Arians said after the game that he never considered benching Palmer in favor of backup Drew Stanton.
Palmer “retired” a few years ago from the Cincinnati Bengals when the Bengals were just as horrendous as the Cardinals are now. At the time, Palmer said he was in no hurry to return to football because he said he had “$100 million in the bank.”
Perhaps it’s time for a change of career and another one of Palmer’s “retirements.”