Carson Palmer, Cardinals Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

August 5, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Arizona Cardinals and quarterback Carson Palmer reportedly reached an agreement Friday on a one-year contract extension.
Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported the news. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network noted that the veteran signal-caller will receive around $24.35 million in the additional year, and the next two seasons of the deal are now guaranteed.
Albert Breer of The MMQB added the extension results in $24.5 million in new money, a vast majority of which comes from the guarantees.
On Saturday, ESPN's Ed Werder noted the extension talks were initiated by the team, to give general manager John Keim roster stability.
Palmer is coming off the best statistical season of his career. He completed 63.7 percent of his passes for over 4,600 yards while tallying 35 passing touchdowns and just 11 interceptions. His 104.6 passer rating ranked third in the NFL behind only Russell Wilson and Andy Dalton.
That said, his play faded down the stretch, and he ended up throwing ...

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