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Carson Palmer the 2nd Worst Quarterback in the Playoffs? ESPN says so.

ESPN gave a good and bad stat for each starting quarterback. Carson Palmer fans will cringe at the bad.

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ESPN wrote about one stat for each quarterback, good and bad, as they head into the season. If you have Insider, check out the article.

Quarterback depth charts have firmed up heading into the 2016 NFL season, which has cleared the way for a thorough mining of ESPN's vast data warehouse. In a quest to reveal good and bad for every starter, we have found 64 of our best statistical nuggets for the 32 starting QBs.

Here you'll find out which quarterback with Pro Bowl pedigree threw one touchdown pass with 10 interceptions on passes delivered between the hash marks, which No. 1 overall pick shined only in fourth quarters and which veteran starter might not have a single impressive stat to his name.

Hot: Palmer had 11 TDs with no INTs on passes thrown outside the yard-line numbers to the right side of the field. His 11 TDs tied Matt Ryan for second in the league behind Derek Carr (14). Palmer was the only QB with no picks and more than six TDs on such throws.

Not: Palmer ranks 19th out of 20 starting QBs in postseason Total QBR (27.4) since 2008 (minimum three postseason appearances in that span).

Well, the hot is not surprising, as Palmer has been quite the passer since joining Bruce Arians and those throws outside of the numbers are a key component to the Bruce Arians offense.

Yet, it is the not that will be the definition of who Palmer is as a professional, but instead, it will be his play as a postseason quarterback.

Editor’s Note: I can’t find the worst quarterback, so if you can, please post in comments and I will add it in, cause I would love to know the worst in those terms.