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Carson Palmer Oakland - 201222 Touchdowns - 14 Interceptions4,018 Yards - 85.3 Quarterback RatingCarson Palmer to Arizona is a great fit for both parties. Bruce Arians gets a stop-gap Quarterback who can "win now" and manufacture yards. Cardinals Quarterbacks last-year combined for a putrid 11 Touchdown - 21 Interception ratio, so even Carson Palmer's mediocre year would have blown away what the Cardinals have been experiencing at "Quarterback" the past few seasons.Who was Carson Palmer throwing the ball to?Brandon Myers (79 Catches / 806 Yards).Marcel Reece (52 Catches / 496 Yards).Denarius Moore (51 Catches / 741 Yards).Darren McFadden (41 Catches / 258 Yards).Darrius Heyward-Bey (41 Catches / 606 Yards)....nothing too special, pretty funny how Marcel Reece was more productive in the passing game than Darren McFadden (off-topic). Palmer wasn't working with much. But in 2013 he gets to play with Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald.I personally think that Larry Fitzgerald is in for a big season. Palmer completed 61% of his passes last season. I don't think it would be impossible for him to throw for 30 Touchdowns / 4,000 Yards this season. How would it be divided?1,200 Yards / 10 Touchdowns (Larry Fitzgerald).900 Yards / 6 Touchdowns (Andre Roberts).850 Yards / 8 Touchdowns (Michael Floyd).500 Yards / 3 Touchdowns (Robert Housler).At this point in their careers, both Andre Roberts or Michael Floyd could both step up and become favorite targets for Palmer. I think we will see a lot of 3 Receiver sets in Arizona. None of the Running Backs there are stars and Bruce Arians' offenses do not pass to the Running Back much. It's a Quarterback friendly offense and Ben Roethlisberger loved it.Now, there are some concerns about their Offensive Line but Levi Brown (LT) will be returning from injury and the Cardinals addressed the interior of their line when drafted Chance Warmack (G). It's a new regime.If you're going to roll with a read-option as your starting Fantasy Quarterback this season (Wilson, Kaepernick, Newton, Griffin, etc.) I highly recommend you back him up with Carson Palmer. He will have weeks where he throws for multiple touchdowns and over 400 yards.Unless you're drafting with a Cardinals fan, Palmer should be available as a sleeper in the later rounds of your Fantasy Draft.

 
Carson Palmer: I can't just click with Larry Fitzgerald http://wp.me/p14QSB-8W9i
I initially read this as "I just can't click with Larry Fitzgerald" which has a completely different meaning.
Yeah as much as I dislike QuitGuy3 that PFT headline was ridiculously misleading :)

He's going to have a hard time playing in that division. How's the O-Line in Arizona? Carson doesn't like pressure at all.

-QG

 
Look up a clip of Palmer getting absolutely destroyed hanging onto the ball to try and setup a deep pass against Carolina last season.

 
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...zgerald-thrilled-about-carson-palmer-addition

Larry Fitzgerald thrilled Carson Palmer with Cardinals
By Chris Wesseling

Around the League Writer

Larry Fitzgerald is coming off his least productive season since his rookie year in 2004. His four touchdowns were the lowest total of his career, and he found the end zone just once after Halloween.

It wasn't for lack of effort. Fitzgerald's 156 targets were seventh among NFL wide receivers, but the Arizona Cardinals' wayward quarterbacks couldn't get him the ball, and they finished with a combined 55.4 completion percentage and 63.1 passer rating. Of the six quarterbacks who started for the Cardinals since Kurt Warner's retirement after the 2009 season, only Ryan Lindley remains with the organization.

Fitzgerald, a stand-up guy, isn't one to complain about the NFL's worst quarterback situation over the past few years, but it's clear that he's relieved to have Carson Palmer under center this season.

"It does instill confidence knowing the leader of your offense is into it and wants to see everyone play at a high level," Fitzgerald said of Palmer, the team's official website reported Tuesday.

Palmer is just as excited to work with Fitzgerald, saying he's been "exactly what I expected" after seeing him from afar over the years.

"He's working as hard in practice as he was in games," Palmer said. "He's a perfectionist. He wants to do things right every single times. He and I will get along great because I am the same way."

Fitzgerald told the Arizona Republic that it's been a "great offseason so far," and new head coach Bruce Arians' system has him "excited and looking forward to the season."

Fitzgerald has several other reasons to be excited beyond the quarterback and offensive line upgrades. Defenders won't be able to employ bracket coverage, as beat writers have noted that last year's first-rounder Michael Floyd looks "impressive" and "more confident" while taking more first-team reps than Andre Roberts. Arians is deploying Fitzgerald in the slot as well as outside, just as he did in helping Reggie Wayne to the second-highest yardage total of his career last season.

Fantasy leaguers should expect a bounce-back season from the NFL's second-best receiver.

Follow Chris Wesseling on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.
 
They'll do well. But have they REALLY fixed that o-line? It was the worst in the NFL last year. That's why I didn't entirely blame Kolb and Skelton last year, because they were getting absolutely KILLED last

year behind that paper mache line. If they haven't fixed it, Palmer won't fair too much better. But I do see him force feeding Fitz. I'd guess 1200 yards, 9 TDs for Fitz this year. Especially if other WRs

can step it up and the o-line can protect at least some......

 
Fitz will probably bounce back to near elite status, but Palmer's picks and sacks will keep this team looking for a solution at QB next offseason, unless the line drastically improves. That said, I am intrigued by Air Arians.

 
Fitz will probably bounce back to near elite status, but Palmer's picks and sacks will keep this team looking for a solution at QB next offseason, unless the line drastically improves. That said, I am intrigued by Air Arians.
This is a recipe for disaster for Arians system with Arizona O line. If Arians continues to run his vertical passing system this will not end well for Palmer.

 
Fitz will probably bounce back to near elite status, but Palmer's picks and sacks will keep this team looking for a solution at QB next offseason, unless the line drastically improves. That said, I am intrigued by Air Arians.
This is a recipe for disaster for Arians system with Arizona O line. If Arians continues to run his vertical passing system this will not end well for Palmer.
I think their OL will be better than people expect. It's not devoid of talent and as long as everyone stays healthy it can be average.

 
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...itzgerald-2012-most-frustrating-season-in-nfl

Larry Fitzgerald: 2012 'most frustrating season' in NFL
Larry Fitzgerald's immense talents were wasted last season.

The Arizona Cardinals receiver couldn't make up for the team's revolving door at quarterback during a campaign that flew off the rails in a hurry.

"It was the most frustrating season, or time, I've ever had," Fitzgerald told Bruce Cooper of The Arizona Republic. "Professionally ... or even in college, I've never had a year like that. It was tough mentally, physically it was tough, but it builds resolve. I know I never want to go through a season like that personally, or as a team, and I'm going to do everything in my power to not ever repeat that."

Fitzgerald quickly has warmed to new coach Bruce Arians. The team's new offensive-minded coach scattered Kevin Kolb, John Skelton and Brian Hoyer to the wind, replacing that train wreck with veteran Carson Palmer and backup Drew Stanton.

Palmer, from all angles, is a mixed bag, but Arians has proven he can squeeze the most out of his signal-callers. Fitzgerald sounds sold.

"It's important, it's just stability. That's all you can ask for in this game, is just stability. Someone who knows what he's doing, who's accountable, who's reliable. I mean from the first day he stepped in the huddle ... he has a tempo, he has a mentality, a demeanor in the huddle that demands respect of his peers. When you look in his eyes, you know he's a leader. ... I'm excited to be playing receiver for him."

And for Arians, who found new ways to use Indianapolis Colts wideout Reggie Wayne last season and will do the same in Arizona. Fitzgerald was seen lining up in the slot and all over the formation during workouts this week, and he's a strong candidate for a revival in 2013.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.
 
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...lmer-still-has-it-cardinals-bruce-arians-says

Carson Palmer 'still has it,' Cardinals' Bruce Arians says
By Kevin Patra NFL.com

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald wants to put his "most frustrating season" behind him. One reason he sounds optimistic that might happen is because of new quarterback Carson Palmer.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who brings his vertical passing game with him to the desert, talked up Palmer's ability to chuck it down the field.

"I think the biggest thing is just his experience level," Arians told ESPN's Merril Hoge on Sunday. "He's tough as nails. As good a deep-ball thrower as I've ever seen. I mean really accurate on the deep ball. He still has it. What he did last year with the Raiders, in a crazy situation, I thought was very, very impressive."

The slight shot at the Oakland Raiders aside, there might not be a better offensive scheme for Palmer's skill set. Palmer always has been able to sling it deep, and Arians' offense is predicated on stretching the defense vertically, which opens up other areas of the field.

There are bigger questions that need addressing: Will Palmer's dubious decision-making dissipate? Will the restacked offensive line be able to protect him? Does Palmer possess the ability to extend the play so those deep patterns can materialize -- something Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck excelled at in Arians' offense.

Two other notable topics Arians hit on with Hoge:

» When asked what made him confident in the much-maligned Tyrann Mathieu's ability to stay out of trouble, Arians simply cited his veteran players: "Patrick Peterson stands on the table for him," Arians said, noting he puts trust in his veteran players to give him good advice.

» Arians shared the story of how he felt the first time he saw the lights off in Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano's office. (When he took over after Pagano was diagnosed with cancer, Arians insisted the light in Pagano's office be left on until the coach returned to work.)

"Christmas Eve, we had our normal game-plan meetings and I was walking out of the building and all of a sudden I looked and the light was off," Arians said. "I had to get in the car and dry up some tears before I could drive home. It was an extremely emotional night -- the best Christmas I've ever had."

Follow Kevin Patra on Twitter @kpatra.
 
2012 Stats: Team sacks allowed: Oakland 27 Arizona 57

Palmer's 2012 season ended with broken ribs on a QB sack.

Palmer has a pretty quick release to avoid a lot of sacks, but when he does get hit he gets nailed, because he's a tree.

Draw your own conclusions about how many games he will survive in 2013.

 
2012 Stats: Team sacks allowed: Oakland 27 Arizona 57 Palmer's 2012 season ended with broken ribs on a QB sack. Palmer has a pretty quick release to avoid a lot of sacks, but when he does get hit he gets nailed, because he's a tree. Draw your own conclusions about how many games he will survive in 2013.
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I personally think that Larry Fitzgerald is in for a big season. Palmer completed 61% of his passes last season. I don't think it would be impossible for him to throw for 30 Touchdowns / 4,000 Yards this season. How would it be divided?1,200 Yards / 10 Touchdowns (Larry Fitzgerald).900 Yards / 6 Touchdowns (Andre Roberts).850 Yards / 8 Touchdowns (Michael Floyd).500 Yards / 3 Touchdowns (Robert Housler).At this point in their careers, both Andre Roberts or Michael Floyd could both step up and become favorite targets for Palmer. I think we will see a lot of 3 Receiver sets in Arizona. None of the Running Backs there are stars and Bruce Arians' offenses do not pass to the Running Back much. It's a Quarterback friendly offense and Ben Roethlisberger loved it.Now, there are some concerns about their Offensive Line but Levi Brown (LT) will be returning from injury and the Cardinals addressed the interior of their line when drafted Chance Warmack (G). It's a new regime.
I like Floyd as the clear cut #2. Too talented not to take advantage of Fitzgerald's double coverage. Floyd is a matchup problem and could emerge as a star, I can't see that for Roberts in terms of talent though. I see Floyd as a young guy who is physically at a different level than most guys, he always plays at a high level. All he needs is a good opportunity. I feel like people underestimate the specimen that he is, borderline freak.

Cards drafted J. Cooper.

 
I personally think that Larry Fitzgerald is in for a big season. Palmer completed 61% of his passes last season. I don't think it would be impossible for him to throw for 30 Touchdowns / 4,000 Yards this season. How would it be divided?1,200 Yards / 10 Touchdowns (Larry Fitzgerald).900 Yards / 6 Touchdowns (Andre Roberts).850 Yards / 8 Touchdowns (Michael Floyd).500 Yards / 3 Touchdowns (Robert Housler).At this point in their careers, both Andre Roberts or Michael Floyd could both step up and become favorite targets for Palmer. I think we will see a lot of 3 Receiver sets in Arizona. None of the Running Backs there are stars and Bruce Arians' offenses do not pass to the Running Back much. It's a Quarterback friendly offense and Ben Roethlisberger loved it.Now, there are some concerns about their Offensive Line but Levi Brown (LT) will be returning from injury and the Cardinals addressed the interior of their line when drafted Chance Warmack (G). It's a new regime.
I like Floyd as the clear cut #2. Too talented not to take advantage of Fitzgerald's double coverage. Floyd is a matchup problem and could emerge as a star, I can't see that for Roberts in terms of talent though. I see Floyd as a young guy who is physically at a different level than most guys, he always plays at a high level. All he needs is a good opportunity. I feel like people underestimate the specimen that he is, borderline freak.

Cards drafted J. Cooper.
Palmer did mention Floyd ahead of Roberts in his interview, for what it's worth. Might have just been arbitrary, but my guess would be that he considers Floyd his #2. And even in a system that loves the deep ball, I still trust a coach to make the necessary adjustments to move down the field effectively if his QB is getting much too much pressure to be able to throw it deep successfully.

 
http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/77394/hes-going-to-get-hit-in-the-chin-a-bunch

'He's going to get hit in the chin a bunch'
Carson Palmer was in focus when ESPN's Tim Hasselbeck set expectations for the Arizona Cardinals' new quarterback at the 1:11 mark of the NFL32 video above.

Hasselbeck is predicting more than 4,000 yards and 20 touchdown passes for Palmer. However, he also thinks the team's emphasis on deeper passes will expose Palmer to considerable punishment, a concession he thinks the Cardinals are willing to make as they push the ball downfield.

"Carson doesn't play with the best anticipation in terms of quarterbacks in the National Football League," Hasselbeck said. "He waits for things to develop, holds onto the ball. You get hit when that happens. You get sacked when that happens."

Palmer ranked 10th last season among qualifying quarterbacks in average time before the pass, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He was at 3.37 seconds. Tom Brady was first at 3.03 seconds. The average was 3.46 seconds for 32 qualifying quarterbacks. Palmer ranked eighth in lowest sack rate, taking sacks on 4.4 percent of drop-backs.

The figures for Palmer suggest he does a pretty good job getting rid of the football and avoiding sacks. However, that is not the full story. Andrew Luck ranked first and Palmer third last season in number of times hit while throwing, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The figure was 46 for Luck, 30 for Brady and 28 for Palmer. So, even though Brady and Palmer got rid of the ball more quickly than most, they also took more hits on pass plays when they did not take sacks.

ESPN's quarterback hit numbers reflect only those plays when the QB was hit while throwing, not plays when he was hit after throwing.

Palmer played for the Oakland Raiders last season. His new head coach in Arizona, Bruce Arians, was running the Indianapolis Colts' offense with Luck behind center. Luck ranked 27th in time before the pass (3.76 seconds on average). Luck took sacks on 5.9 percent of drop-backs, right around the 5.7 percent average for the 32 qualifying quarterbacks. Luck also took lots of hits.

Bottom line: Palmer could take quite a few hits even if he does a good job avoiding sacks.
 
IMO Palmer and Arians are an absolutely wonderful match. I'm not an Oakland fan or a film wonk but based on what I remember from last year Palmer can still get some air under the ball, and that AZ WR corps could be very good and maybe even special. Not sure if the OL has improved as much as it needs to, but if Palmer stays healthy, 3800/25 is his absolute floor. I could see more like 4400/34. I will def have him in mind as a fantasy backup or platoon guy.

 
I love Palmer. But he has not been the same guy since the knee injury.

He reminds me of Rivers. Good play, bad play. Can't put your finger on it, but something is not there. His anticipation of the rush is not a strength, and I will start all IDPs vs. the Cards.

He was a great soldier in Oakland, never complained, and I always rooted for him.

 
The difference now is, compared to Oakland, he can just lob it in the general vicinity of his #1 receiver knowing it's going to be caught.

 
The difference now is, compared to Oakland, he can just lob it in the general vicinity of his #1 receiver knowing it's going to be caught.
Is that why so many QBs have succeeded there the last few years? ;)

I guess the other big thing that should be mentioned is, QB is as deep as any of us can remember this year. With the offensive line there, Arians desire for QBs to hold the ball longer, Palmer's fading skills, and the brutal division they play in, is Palmer really a guy to target?

 
The difference now is, compared to Oakland, he can just lob it in the general vicinity of his #1 receiver knowing it's going to be caught.
Is that why so many QBs have succeeded there the last few years?

I guess the other big thing that should be mentioned is, QB is as deep as any of us can remember this year. With the offensive line there, Arians desire for QBs to hold the ball longer, Palmer's fading skills, and the brutal division they play in, is Palmer really a guy to target?
I think Palmer is a bit better than Kolb and Skelton and the other junk they've thrown out. Kolb looked okay when they started 4-0 last year, than he went down and the spiral started.

 
2012 Stats: Team sacks allowed: Oakland 27 Arizona 57Palmer's 2012 season ended with broken ribs on a QB sack. Palmer has a pretty quick release to avoid a lot of sacks, but when he does get hit he gets nailed, because he's a tree. Draw your own conclusions about how many games he will survive in 2013.
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I'll bet it all on the under. That O-line and the fact that Carson is slower thsn an old Aikman will be the reason Palmer will be announcing his retirement from the NFL while on injured reserve.Arians "vertical passing game" is the last thing anyone needs to be QBing in AZ.
 
Wasn't Fitz a big proponent in bringing Kolb to Arizona? Not sure he has the eye for QB talent one would expect from an elite NFL WR
Nobody was 100% sure in what they were getting in Kolb with the small sample size in his prior starts with the Eagles. Fitz also suffered through the Derek Anderson / John Skelton / Max Hall disaster in 2010, so Kolb looked like he was going to be a welcome upgrade over that trifecta of terrible QBs. Ultimately the poor quality of the Arizona offensive line made it hard for any QB to look good when the opposing defenders were blowing through it like 5th graders playing Red Rover against the '85 Bears defense.

 
Wasn't Fitz a big proponent in bringing Kolb to Arizona? Not sure he has the eye for QB talent one would expect from an elite NFL WR
Nobody was 100% sure in what they were getting in Kolb with the small sample size in his prior starts with the Eagles. Fitz also suffered through the Derek Anderson / John Skelton / Max Hall disaster in 2010, so Kolb looked like he was going to be a welcome upgrade over that trifecta of terrible QBs. Ultimately the poor quality of the Arizona offensive line made it hard for any QB to look good when the opposing defenders were blowing through it like 5th graders playing Red Rover against the '85 Bears defense.
How can you not like a Red Rover reference!

 
Rotoworld:

Larry Fitzgerald is learning three receiver positions this offseason.
In Ken Whisenhunt's offense, Fitz exclusively played the "X" spot. New coach Bruce Arians is giving him time at "Z" and "F" as well. It's all part of the Cardinals' plan to reestablish Fitzgerald as an offensive centerpiece after last year's maddening 71/798/4 line. Arians executed a similar plan with a 34-year-old Reggie Wayne last season, leading to a 106/1355/5 campaign. With Carson Palmer upgrading quarterback, Fitzgerald's arrow is pointing straight up.


Source: Arizona Republic
 
Even if Palmer is an upgrade over the other jags the Cardinals have thrown out there at QB the past few years (and he is), Arizona has only been able to have a QB stay healthy for all 16 games once in the past 10 years. Palmer hasn't exactly been an iron man lately either. Are people factoring in the high chance of missed time for Palmer in projections for Palmer and Fitzgerald?

 
Even if Palmer is an upgrade over the other jags the Cardinals have thrown out there at QB the past few years (and he is), Arizona has only been able to have a QB stay healthy for all 16 games once in the past 10 years. Palmer hasn't exactly been an iron man lately either. Are people factoring in the high chance of missed time for Palmer in projections for Palmer and Fitzgerald?
I don't know that it's completely necessary to factor in a Palmer injury when projecting for Fitzgerald as I tend to think Stanton can be an adequate option for Fitzgerald as well. He's not a great QB by any means but would likely lock in on Fitzgerald and has a decent arm.
 
Even if Palmer is an upgrade over the other jags the Cardinals have thrown out there at QB the past few years (and he is), Arizona has only been able to have a QB stay healthy for all 16 games once in the past 10 years. Palmer hasn't exactly been an iron man lately either. Are people factoring in the high chance of missed time for Palmer in projections for Palmer and Fitzgerald?
These are the 2013 Cardinals. Palmer has a relatively decent injury history; Kevin Kolb didn't. I'd take more stake in the Quarterback's injury history versus what that "Cardinals" have done over the past 10-years.

Correlation doesn't equal causation.

 
Even if Palmer is an upgrade over the other jags the Cardinals have thrown out there at QB the past few years (and he is), Arizona has only been able to have a QB stay healthy for all 16 games once in the past 10 years. Palmer hasn't exactly been an iron man lately either. Are people factoring in the high chance of missed time for Palmer in projections for Palmer and Fitzgerald?
These are the 2013 Cardinals. Palmer has a relatively decent injury history; Kevin Kolb didn't. I'd take more stake in the Quarterback's injury history versus what that "Cardinals" have done over the past 10-years.

Correlation doesn't equal causation.
It does when it comes to pass protection. ARI has been lacking in that regard, so yes, how many games other QBs have lasted is of direct concern to Palmer.

 
Even if Palmer is an upgrade over the other jags the Cardinals have thrown out there at QB the past few years (and he is), Arizona has only been able to have a QB stay healthy for all 16 games once in the past 10 years. Palmer hasn't exactly been an iron man lately either. Are people factoring in the high chance of missed time for Palmer in projections for Palmer and Fitzgerald?
These are the 2013 Cardinals. Palmer has a relatively decent injury history; Kevin Kolb didn't. I'd take more stake in the Quarterback's injury history versus what that "Cardinals" have done over the past 10-years.

Correlation doesn't equal causation.
It does when it comes to pass protection. ARI has been lacking in that regard, so yes, how many games other QBs have lasted is of direct concern to Palmer.
No it doesn't.

There's a new Head Coach. How many times have Bruce Arians lead offenses kept their Quarterback's upright?Andrew Luck, played all 16 games.

Ben Roethlisberger, missed 2 games in 4 years.

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There's a new Quarterback. How many times has Carson Palmer stayed upright?

Carson Palmer, has played 16 games 5-times and has missed a the following amount of games:2012: 1 game

2008: 12 games

2004: 3 games

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You're going to arbitrarily about it and say that it's the "Cardinals" and not specific schemes or players that result in a player being healthy?

 
Kevin Kolb was a lemon, that's why he got hurt. He got hurt in Philly, he'll probably stub a toe as a backup in Buffalo. Besides that, you've had a combination of John Skelton, Max Hall, Ryan Lindley, and Derek Anderson. Hall's injury he did to himself and the others got benched due to poor play.

Kurt Warner managed to stay pretty healthy. But again, these Quarterback's ability to stay healthy under Coach Whisenhunt and Denny Green has nothing to do with Carson Palmer's ability to stay healthy under Coach Arians.

 
I'm worried its not going to work, Luck and Ben are very good at extending the play which is what made Arian's system effective. Palmers is completely the opposite, I bet in OTA the 2 look great in short but once he starts getting defenders in his it'll get ugly. Palmer will most likely be KO'd by week 10

 
But again, these Quarterback's ability to stay healthy under Coach Whisenhunt and Denny Green has nothing to do with Carson Palmer's ability to stay healthy under Coach Arians.
Right. He may be MORE likely to get hurt under a coach who loves his QB to hold the ball, and throw deep.

Leaving that aside, as I am not a fan of predicting injuries, the fact that Arians loves to throw down the field is what makes me nervous. Palmer's deep accuracy has really tanked the last few years.

 
In the water is wet category from Rotoworld:

After 2012 tape study, ESPN's Ron Jaworski came away with a favorable opinion of Carson Palmer, but believes "the major concern" for Palmer in Arizona will be a suspect offensive line.
"Suspect" is probably kind. The Cardinals are so desperate for line help that they drafted a guard with the seventh overall pick; no guard had previously gone top-ten since Chris Naeole in 1997. Jaws believes Palmer still has "very good arm strength" at age 33 and "will fit well in (Bruce) Arians' aggressive downfield passing game," but at this stage of his career "needs time and functional space." He won't have much of that behind Arizona's leaky front five.
 
Palmer was the #1 fantasy QB in 2005 when he scored 318 fantasy points with a 3836-32-12 season. However, given the stat creep at the QB position, that same production last year would have ranked 12th. Palmer would effectively need to have a career best season to become a fantasy QB1 this year in ARI. He's probably a middle of the road QB2 in a 12 team league, but I really would feel uncomfortable having to start him long term.

 

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