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Carson Palmer not expected to throw much this offseason

The Arizona Cardinals want to get the other QB's work... But also preserve Palmer.

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The Arizona Cardinals have a unique quarterback system right now, as they have Carson Palmer who takes Wednesday's off during the regular season.

Palmer taking time off means there were reps to be had for any quarterback that was brought in this offseason. An opportunity like this is unique in the NFL and one many quarterbacks would love to get a chance to participate in.

Now, it looks like those opportunities will extend to the offseason.

"Carson’s probably not going to throw until the last week (of offseason work),” coach Bruce Arians told reporters on Friday after the first practice of rookie minicamp. “He’s just doing everything mentally and he tosses some soft ones around in the blitz drills, but he doesn’t need to be out there right now.”

That means Drew Stanton, newly signed Blaine Gabbert and undrafted free agent Trevor Knight will get a lot of work this offseason.

It also means the Cardinals want to limit the number of throws Palmer has during the offseason.

It should make the offseason fun for seeing what other quarterbacks have to offer.