Carson Palmer Announces Retirement

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The answer was nearly always the same: "You just know", Palmer began.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has announced his retirement after 15 seasons in the NFL.

Palmer spent the past five seasons in Arizona and retires owning the franchise records for passing yards (4,671) and passing touchdowns (35) in a season.

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Palmer was drafted with the first pick in 2003 by the Cincinnati Bengals and played for them for eight seasons before being traded to the Oakland Raiders.

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"For me, that time is now". Palmer's 87.9 passer rating ranks 19th all-time. "Quite simply, I just know". For 15 years I've been able to play quarterback in the National Football League, and it's been the most incredible experience in my life.

Palmer missed the second half of the season because of a broken arm after taking a hit against the Los Angeles Rams in London.

Palmer made two starts in the playoffs for the Cardinals, winning one game and losing the 2015 NFC Championship to the Carolina Panthers.

When I entered the league, I was a 23-year old kid.

The retirement of Palmer, though not unexpected, leaves the Cardinals without a quarterback on their roster. Veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has yet to announce his decision for next season, but the end of his career could be just around the corner as well.