Ron Jaworski is never one to shy away from controversy, which means he has been slowly revealing his quarterback rankings. Last year ROTB and the Arizona Cardinals faithful saw the ranking of 20th overall for Palmer as not just low, but disrespectful. Players like Nick Foles, Colin Kaepernick, Eli Manning, Andy Dalton and Jay Cutler were all ranked ahead of Palmer.
Well, Palmer's ranking improved, despite missing 10 games in 2014, but not by much, as he came in ranked as the 19th best starting QB in the NFL, and despite the rankings only being completed up to 19, we know he's still considered by Jaws to be the third best QB in the NFC West.
Palmer was one of the top 10 quarterbacks statistically in his six games in 2014, but a second ACL tear in his left knee, along with an unknown arm condition as well as general wear and tear from a life of football probably puts Palmer outside of the top 10 to start 2015. But, 19? Really? Behind the likes of Alex Smith and Andy Dalton?
Without knowing the order of those in front of him, I think Palmer deserves a spot in the top 15 without much thought and I could make a case for him being in that top 12 quarterback tier, where you will find the Super Bowl winning quarterback when all is said and done.
Where would you have Palmer?