Cardinals to induct Carson Palmer into ring of honor

Cardinals to induct Carson Palmer into ring of honor

Retired quarterback Carson Palmer has been elected to the Cardinals’ Ring of Honor, the team announced Tuesday.

Palmer, who announced his retirement from the NFL in January 2018, will be honored during a halftime ceremony Sept. 29 against the NFC West foe Seahawks.

Palmer, 39, was selected out of USC by the Bengals with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2003 draft after winning the Heisman Trophy and remained in Cincinnati until he was traded to Oakland in 2011.

He was then dealt once again to Arizona in 2013, where he spent his final five NFL seasons as he posted a 38-21-1 record and set a single-season franchise record with 13 wins in 2015. Palmer capped that season with a trip to the NFC championship, though the Cardinals fell to the Panthers.

He holds the Cardinals’ single-season records for passing yards (4,671), touchdowns (35) and passer rating (104.6), all of which were set during the 2015 campaign.

“My family and I are beyond grateful for everything this game has given us as well as the love and support we’ve felt from fans everywhere we’ve been,” Palmer wrote at the time of his announcement.

“That’s been especially true in Arizona, where we never expected to end up but has become such a special place for us. Starting with Michael Bidwill and continuing through the organization, the Cardinals are first class and do things the right way from top to bottom.”

Palmer finished his career with 46,247 total passing yards, 294 touchdown passes and an 87.9 passer rating.