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258. Carson Palmer

Carson Palmer was the 2002 Heisman Trophy winner and the USC Quarterback was considered a can’t miss prospect in the NFL.  Palmer would be drafted first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals and the organization would take their time with the pivot as they did not play him in his rookie season choosing to start him in 2004 and in 2005 he was a Pro Bowl Selection who was second in the NFL in Completions, fourth in Passing Yards and he led all Quarterbacks in Touchdown Passes while taking the Bengals to the playoffs, though he would suffer a severe injury in the playoffs.

Palmer returned in the 2006 season where he went back to the Pro Bowl and had a 4,000 Yard Passing season and he continued to be a solid performer though not necessarily elite and he would later grow frustrated playing there and he retired basically forcing a trade out of Southern Ohio.  Palmer would go onto play for Oakland for two seasons and five more for Arizona where in 2015 he was a Pro Bowl Selection for a third time with a career high 4,671 Passing Yards and leading the league in Yards per Attempt and Quarterback Rating.

He retired 12th all time in Passing Yards and Passing Touchdowns, probably a higher ranking than most people realize.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Fresno, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 2023
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Games Played: 182
  • Notable Statistics: 3,941Pass Completions
    6,307 Pass Attempts
    62.5 Pass Completion Percentage
    46,247 Passing Yards
    294 Touchdown Passes
    187 Interceptions
    87.9 Passer Rating
    301 Rushing Attempts
    474 Rushing Yards
    8 Rushing Touchdowns
    141 Approximate Value

    4 Playoff Games
    67 Pass Completions
    118 Pass Attempts
    56.8 Pass Completion Percentage
    79.6 Passing Yards
    5 Touchdown Passes
    7 Interceptions
    66.9 Passer Rating
    1 Rushing Attempt
    2 Rushing Yards
  • Played For: Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals
  • College: USC
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 1st Overall in 2003
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Rings (None)
    Pro Bowl (3) (2005, 2006 & 2015)
    Most Touchdown Passes (1) (2005)
    Most Yards per Pass Attempt (1) (2015)
    Most Yards per Pass Completion (1) (2015)
    Highest Pass Completion Percentage (1) (2015)
    Highest QBR (1) (2015)

  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (2015)
    Top Ten Finishes: Pass Completions (6) (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 & 2013)
    Top Ten Finishes: Pass Attempts (7) (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013 & 2016)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yards (8) (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdown Passes (6) (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2015 & 2016)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passer Rating (4) (2005, 2006, 2014 & 2015)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yards per Game (8) (2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yards per Attempt (5) (2005, 2006, 2011, 2013 & 2015)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yards Per Completion (4) (2006, 2011, 2015 & 2017)
    Top Ten Finishes: Pass Completion Percentage (2) (2005 & 2007)
    Top Ten Finishes: QBR (2) (2006 & 2015)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 12. Pass Attempts per Game: 34.7
    14. Pass Completions: 3,941
    14. Touchdown Passes: 294
    15. Passing Yards: 46,247
    16. Passing Yards per Game: 254.1
    17. Pass Attempts: 6,307
    18. Pass Completions per Game; 21.7
    31. Passer Rating: 87.9
    31. Pass Completion Percentage: 62.5
    46. Yards per Pass Attempt: 7.3
    91. Approximate Value: 141

Should Carson Palmer be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 22.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 33.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 22.2%
Last modified on Wednesday, 23 March 2022 03:50

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