The Arizona Cardinals will honor the winningest quarterback in franchise history with a spot in their Ring of Honor.
The team announced on Tuesday that Carson Palmer will be inducted into the Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor this season, fittingly against the Seattle Seahawks.
From the team:
Palmer played five seasons in Arizona (2013-17) and his .642 winning percentage is the best for a starting quarterback in team history. Acquired by the Cardinals in a trade with Oakland prior to the 2013 season, Palmer holds the franchise’s single-season records for passing yards (4,671), touchdowns (35) and passer rating (104.6), all of which he set in 2015.
A five-time team captain in Arizona, Palmer posted a 38-21-1 record during his time with the Cardinals and led the team to a franchise single-season record 13 wins in 2015 and an appearance in the NFC Championship game. He started 60 games, completing 1,373-of-2,197 pass attempts (62.5%) for 16,782 yards, 105 TDs, 57 INTs and a 91.1 passer rating.
Palmer holds the franchise record for 300-yard passing games (25) and 400-yard passing performances (3), ranks 3rd in games with a 100+ passer rating (26) and 3rd in multi-TD performances (35). On the franchise career list, Palmer ranks 4th in team history in passing yards (16,782), 4th in pass attempts (2,197), 5th in completions (1,373), 2nd in completion percentage (62.5%), 1st in yards per attempt (7.64), 4th in TD passes (105), 2nd in TD percentage (4.8) and 2nd in passer rating (91.1).
With Palmer under center during the record-breaking 2015 campaign, the Cardinals finished the year with the #1 offense in the NFL for the first time in team history and set team single-season records for wins (13), road wins (7), points (489) and total TDs (59) while earning the first postseason bye in team history. Palmer established single-season records for passing yards, TD passes, passer rating, 300-yard passing performances (9) and led the NFL with a team-record 11 games with a 100+ passer rating that season.
Palmer will become the 18th member of the Cardinals Ring of Honor, the creation of which coincided with the opening of State Farm Stadium in 2006. He will join Jim Hart and Kurt Warner as the only quarterbacks in the group. The other 15 members are: Charles W. Bidwill, Sr. (Owner), Jimmy Conzelman (Coach), T Dan Dierdorf, HB John “Paddy” Driscoll, HB/DB Marshall Goldberg, WR Roy Green, CB Dick “Night Train” Lane, HB Ollie Matson, HB Ernie Nevers, S Pat Tillman, HB Charley Trippi, CB Roger Wehrli, CB Aeneas Williams, S Adrian Wilson and S Larry Wilson.
Congratulations to Palmer.