By Mark Carlisle
Carson Palmer played the last five years of his 14 year career with the Cardinals, but his legacy in the desert will now live on forever.
Palmer is the 18th person inducted into the Ring of Honor since the Cardinals created it in 2006. He’s the fifth player to be inducted who played his entire Cardinals career in Arizona and the first to be inducted who played his entire Cardinals career in Glendale.
After stints with the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders, Palmer quarterbacked for the Cardinals from 2013-2017. He led the team to the playoffs twice and to the conference final in 2015, his best career season. He led the team to a 13-3 record in 2015, and the Cardinals had an 8-1 record in 2014 before Palmer suffered a season-ending knee injury.
In his 60 games with the Cardinals, Palmer ranks third in team history with 38 quarterback wins, fourth with 16,782 passing yards, fourth with 105 passing touchdowns and second in passer rating with 91.1. He leads the franchise in passing yards and passing touchdowns per game.
The Cardinals acquired Palmer cheap trading a sixth- and seventh-round pick to Oakland for Palmer and a seventh-rounder.
Palmer is the first former Heisman Trophy-winner to be inducted into the Cardinals Ring of Honor. He won the Heisman as USC's quarterback in 2002.
Aeneas Williams, cornerback, 1991-2000
Kurt Warner, quarterback, 2005-09
Adrian Wilson, safety, 2001-12
Roy Green, wide receiver, 1979-90
Jim Hart, quarterback, 1966-83
Carson Palmer, quarterback, 2013-17.