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Team

Carson Palmer
QB #3
Height:
6-5
Weight:
235
College:
USC
Experience:
10
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 144 4,906 3,071 62.6 34.1 35,365 7.2 245.6 224 4.6 155 3.2 91 428 87 253 1,782 86.3
2014 ARI 6 224 141 62.9 37.3 1,626 7.3 271 11 4.9 3 1.3 80T 19 3 9 59 95.6
2013 ARI 16 572 362 63.3 35.8 4,274 7.5 267.1 24 4.2 22 3.8 91T 49 9 41 289 83.9
2012 OAK 15 565 345 61.1 37.7 4,018 7.1 267.9 22 3.9 14 2.5 64T 49 10 26 199 85.3
2011 OAK 10 328 199 60.7 32.8 2,753 8.4 275.3 13 4 16 4.9 78 43 11 17 119 80.5
2010 CIN 16 586 362 61.8 36.6 3,970 6.8 248.1 26 4.4 20 3.4 78T 45 9 26 201 82.4
2009 CIN 16 466 282 60.5 29.1 3,094 6.6 193.4 21 4.5 13 2.8 73 36 5 26 213 83.6
2008 CIN 4 129 75 58.1 32.3 731 5.7 182.8 3 2.3 4 3.1 36 7 0 11 67 69
2007 CIN 16 575 373 64.9 35.9 4,131 7.2 258.2 26 4.5 20 3.5 70T 51 8 17 119 86.7
2006 CIN 16 520 324 62.3 32.5 4,035 7.8 252.2 28 5.4 13 2.5 74T 52 15 36 233 93.9
2005 CIN 16 509 345 67.8 31.8 3,836 7.5 239.8 32 6.3 12 2.4 70T 43 9 19 105 101.1
2004 CIN 13 432 263 60.9 33.2 2,897 6.7 222.8 18 4.2 18 4.2 76T 34 8 25 178 77.3
2003 CIN 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 144 248 1.7 400 1.6 2.8 7 15 53 21.4 0 0 15
2014 ARI 6 8 1.3 25 3.1 4.2 0 12 1 12.5 0 0 1
2013 ARI 16 27 1.7 3 0.1 0.2 0 10 1 3.7 0 0 0
2012 OAK 15 18 1.2 36 2 2.4 1 9 7 38.9 0 0 2
2011 OAK 10 16 1.6 20 1.3 2 1 10 5 31.3 0 0 1
2010 CIN 16 32 2 50 1.6 3.1 0 9 6 18.8 0 0 4
2009 CIN 16 39 2.4 93 2.4 5.8 3 15 12 30.8 0 0 3
2008 CIN 4 6 1.5 38 6.3 9.5 0 15 2 33.3 0 0 0
2007 CIN 16 24 1.5 10 0.4 0.6 0 10 3 12.5 0 0 1
2006 CIN 16 26 1.6 37 1.4 2.3 0 11 6 23.1 0 0 2
2005 CIN 16 34 2.1 41 1.2 2.6 1 14 6 17.6 0 0 1
2004 CIN 13 18 1.4 47 2.6 3.6 1 14 4 22.2 0 0 0
2003 CIN 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 144 19 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 ARI 6 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 ARI 16 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 OAK 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 OAK 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CIN 16 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CIN 4 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 CIN 16 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 CIN 16 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 CIN 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 CIN 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 CIN 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 144 60 27 0 17 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2014 ARI 6 3 1 0 2 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2013 ARI 16 6 3 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 1 0 0
2012 OAK 15 7 5 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2011 OAK 10 2 1 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2010 CIN 16 7 3 0 3 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2009 CIN 16 6 2 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2008 CIN 4 2 0 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2007 CIN 16 5 1 0 2 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2006 CIN 16 15 7 0 2 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2005 CIN 16 5 2 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2004 CIN 13 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2003 CIN 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Selected by Cincinnati Bengals in first round (first overall) of 2003 NFL Draft, April 26, 2003…Signed first contract, April 26, 2003…Signed new contract, Dec. 29, 2005…Placed on reserve/did not report, July 29, 2011…Traded by Bengals to Oakland for Raiders’ first-round selection in 2012 and conditional Raiders choice in 2013 (since has become second-round pick), Oct. 18, 2011…Reinstated from reserve/did not report, Oct. 19, 2011…Signed new contract, Oct. 19, 2011.

Selected by Cincinnati Bengals in first round (first overall) of 2003 NFL Draft, April 26, 2003…Signed first contract, April 26, 2003…Signed new contract, Dec. 29, 2005…Placed on reserve/did not report, July 29, 2011…Traded by Bengals to Oakland for Raiders’ first-round selection in 2012 and conditional Raiders choice in 2013 (since has become second-round pick), Oct. 18, 2011…Reinstated from reserve/did not report, Oct. 19, 2011…Signed new contract, Oct. 19, 2011.

CAREER: Elite passer and two-time Pro Bowl selection, was acquired by Raiders via trade with the Cincinnati Bengals during 2011 season…Set numerous franchise records during eight years with Cincinnati, including completion percentage (62.9), quarterback rating (86.9) and TD/INT ratio (1.5/1)…Owns 11 career wins in which he has led his team back from a deficit in the fourth quarter, most recently Sept. 19, 2010, vs. Baltimore…Started all 97 Bengals games in which he appeared…Has played in 107 career contests with 106 starts…Totals include 2,223 completions on 3,545 pass attempts for 25,447 yards and 167 touchdowns…Has also rushed for 336 yards and six touchdowns…Became the eighth former Heisman Trophy winner to play a regular-season game for the Silver and Black.

2011: Did not play for Bengals before joining Raiders prior to Week 7 contest, 10 days after passing of owner Al Davis and two days after starter Jason Campbell sustained season-ending broken collarbone…Nearly led Raiders to playoffs despite arriving at team headquarters on 10/19…Played in 10 games with nine starts…Completed 199-of-328 passes for 2,753 yards and 13 touchdowns…Averaged a career-high 8.4 yards per attempt…Tied for fifth in the NFL with 11 completions of 40 or more yards…Recorded four 300-yard passing games…(10/23) vs. KC: Made Raiders debut just five days after his arrival, replacing Kyle Boller beginning with the second series of the second half, with Oakland trailing 21-0…(11/6) vs. DEN: Still learning Raiders offense, made first Oakland start, throwing for 332 yards and three touchdowns, including a 40-yard pass to Marcel Reece …(11/10) at SD: Played in 100th career game and registered first Oakland win, throwing for 299 yards and two touchdowns…Connected with Denarius Moore on TD passes of 33 and 26 yards to give Oakland an insurmountable 24-10 lead early in second half …(11/20) at MIN: Made 100th career start and guided Raiders to another win…Had an 11-yard touchdown pass to WR Chaz Schilens and scored his sixth career rushing TD on a 1-yard dive …(11/27) vs. CHI: Guided Raiders to third straight victory, completing 21-of-37 passes for 301 yards, including a 47-yard strike to Reece that set up a go-ahead FG in second quarter of a 25-20 win…(12/4) at MIA: Threw touchdowns to T.J. Houshmandzadeh (40 yards) and Darrius Heyward-Bey (14)…(12/11) at GB: Completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Boss…(12/18) vs. DET: Completed 32-of-40 for 367 yards, with one touchdown, a 43-yard strike to Heyward-Bey…(12/24) at KC: Connected with Moore for a 61-yard touchdown in the third quarter, then completed a 53-yard pass to Heyward-Bey on the first play of overtime to set up Sebastian Janikowski’s game-ending field goal…(1/1/12) vs. SD: Threw for 417 yards, the third-highest passing total in franchise history…Tied a career-long with a 78-yard completion to Moore…Connected with Heyward-Bey nine times, including a 3-yard touchdown…Also hit Boss for a 22-yard touchdown.

2010: Started all 16 games for the second straight season and the fifth time in his career…Broke the franchise record with 586 pass attempts, while ranking second in completions (362) and third in yards (3,970), in addition to his 26 TD passes and 82.4 rating…(9/12) at NE: Connected with Chad Ochocinco for a 28-yard touchdown…(9/26) at CAR: Hit Cedric Benson for a 7-yard TD that sealed a 20-7 victory in fourth quarter…(10/3) at CLE: Threw for 371 yards on 25-for-36 passing with two touchdowns, a career-long 78-yarder, to Terrell Owens, and a fourth-quarter strike to Brian Leonard …(10/10) vs. TB: Threw a 43-yard touchdown to Owens and a 1-yard, fourth-quarter score to Jeramine Gresham …(10/24) at ATL: In heartbreaking loss, helped Cincinnati overcome a 24-3 halftime deficit with three second-half TD passes, 19 yards to Owens, 64 to Jordan Shipley and 8 to Ochocinco…Totaled 412 yards, his second most ever in a game, on 36-for-50 passing …(10/31) vs. MIA: Hooked up with Owens on first-half TD passes of 7 and 37 yards …(11/8) vs. PIT: Threw a pair of TDs to Owens…(11/14) at IND: Was 31-for-42 passing for 292 yards and two touchdowns…Had a season-best 73.8 completion percentage (31-for-42), for 292 yards and two TDs…(11/21) vs. BUF: Threw multiple TD passes for a seventh consecutive game …(12/5) vs. NO: Led Cincinnati in overcoming a 20-6 third-quarter deficit, throwing a two-point conversion to Gresham that tied the contest, 27-27, before engineering a five-play go-ahead FG drive in fourth quarter …(12/19) vs. CLE: Did not throw an interception in guiding Bengals to 19-17 win, orchestrating four FG drives…(12/26) vs. SD: Posted a career-best passer rating of 157.2 in pacing Bengals to second straight win, completing 16-of-21 for 269 yards and four touchdowns, including a 59-yard dagger to Jerome Simpson that gave Bengals a 27-13 fourth-quarter advantage…(1/2/11) at BAL: Posted his fourth 300-yard game of season (305).

2009: Started all 16 games after missing most of 2008 due to elbow injury…Completed 282-of-466 pass attempts for 3,094 yards and 21 touchdowns…Led Bengals to sweep of divisional opponents and AFC North title…(9/13) vs. DEN: Engineered a 91-yard TD drive late in fourth quarter before Denver won on an 87-yard deflected TD pass with 11 seconds left…(9/20) at GB: Threw for three TDs and scored his third career rushing touchdown in 31-24 win at Lambeau Field…(11/15) at PIT: Guided a Bengals offense that did not commit a turnover and a pair of hard-fought FG drives in fourth quarter of come-from-behind, 18-12 victory…(12/6) vs. DET: Broke an early tie with a 36-yard touchdown pass to Ochocinco…(12/20) at SD: After throwing a fourth-quarter TD to Laveranues Coles, brought Bengals to within a field goal by running for his first career two-point conversion…Postseason: (1/9/10) vs. NYJ: Completed 18-of-26 passes for 146 yards in AFC Wild Card loss…Connected with Coles on an 11-yard touchdown pass.

2008: Sustained Week 3 elbow injury and wound up starting just four games, ending a string a 51 consecutive starts…Finished 75-for-129 pass with three touchdowns…Rested the injury for a week, then returned to action in Game 5 before elbow soreness sidelined him as the inactive third QB for the final 12 contests…(9/21) at NYG: Injured his throwing elbow but played entire game, completing 27-of-39 passes for 286 yards and one touchdown…Also rushed for a career-high 23 yards, on three attempts…(9/28) vs. CLE: Inactive as third QB, snapping 51-game starting streak…(10/5) at DAL: Returned to action, completing 23-of-39 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns.

2007: The only QB to take every snap for his team, started all 16 games for third straight season…Broke two of his own club records, with 373 completions and 4,131 passing yards, compiling a 64.9 completion percentage (575 attempts) with 26 touchdowns …(9/10) vs. BAL: Threw two touchdowns, including a 39-yard scoring strike…(9/16) at CLE: Set a career high and Cincinnati franchise record with six touchdown passes, and tied a career high with 52 pass attempts…(11/25) vs. TEN: Was 32-for-38 passing for 283 yards and three touchdowns, posting a career-high 84.2 completion percentage…Connected with Chad Ochocinco on all three TDs in 35-6 win…(12/15) at SF: Hit Chris Henry on a 52-yarder for his 100th career touchdown pass in just his 59th career game, making him the fifth-fastest quarterback in NFL history to reach the century mark, trailing only Dan Marino (44), Kurt Warner (50), Johnny Unitas (53) and Peyton Manning (56) … (12/30) at MIA: Had a season-long 70-yard touchdown pass.

2006: Successfully returned from from knee injury and earned second straight Pro Bowl selection after becoming first Bengal to top 4,000 yards…Completed 324-of-520 for 4,035 yards and 28 touchdowns…Started all 16 games, then garnered Pro Bowl MVP honors…Ranked second in the AFC in six passing categories: touchdowns (28), yards (4,035), completions (324), TD percentage (5.4), average gain per pass (7.76) and TD/INT differential (plus-15)…Had a streak of 153 consecutive passes without an interception…(9/24) at PIT: Tied a then-career high with four touchdowns …(10/22) vs. CAR: Orchestrated a 13-play, 86-yard TD drive in fourth quarter to give Bengals a 17-14 win…(11/12) vs. SD: Posted career highs in passing yards (440) and completions (31), and tossed a 74-yard touchdown to Ochocinco…(11/19) at NO: Threw touchdowns of 41 and 60 yards, both to Ochocinco, in 31-16 triumph…(11/26) at CLE: Was 25-for-32 passing, to post a season-high completion percentage of 78.1, throwing three TDs in 30-0 road victory…(11/30) vs. BAL: Tossed a 40-yard touchdown…(12/31) vs. PIT: Threw a pair of fourth-quarter TDs, a 66-yarder to Henry and 5-yarder to Tony Stewart that gave Bengals a 17-14 advantage in eventual 23-17 overtime loss.

2005: Guided Bengals to 11-5 record and division title before knee injury truncated outstanding season on second snap of first playoff game…Led NFL with 32 touchdown passes, breaking Bengals franchise record…Also set a franchise record with 345 completions, on 509 attempts…Passed for 3,836 yards and posted a 101.1 passer rating…Also led NFL in TD/INT deferential (plus-20)…Tied NFL record by posting a 100-plus passer rating in nine straight games…Also tied NFL record for most 100-plus passer ratings in a season (11)…Led NFL in completion percentage (67.8)…Named September AFC Offensive Player of Month…Selected for Pro Bowl but did not play due to knee injury …(9/18) vs. MIN: Threw for a season-high 337 yards, with three touchdowns, including a 70-yard strike to Ochocinco on second play from scrimmage of 37-8 win …(10/2) vs. HOU: Engineered a 13-play, 61-yard FG drive to beat Texans in fourth quarter…(10/16) at TEN: Posted a career-high 81.8 completion percentage (27-of-33 passing)…(11/20) vs. IND: Tossed a 68-yard touchdown pass…(11/27) vs. BAL: Had three touchdown passes, including a 54-yard score, in 42-29 win…(12/4) at PIT: Threw three TDs, including a 43-yard score to T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and guided Bengals on fourth-quarter TD drive in 38-31 road victory over eventual Super Bowl champions…(12/11) vs. CLE: Led a game-winning FG drive in fourth quarter and threw three touchdown passes…(12/18) at DET: Threw for three touchdowns in division-clinching win…(12/24) vs. BUF: Had a 41-yard touchdown pass…Postseason: (1/8/06) vs. PIT: Started first career playoff game but played just two snaps, completing his only pass, a 66-yard bomb to Chris Henry that set up a first-blood field goal…On the pass, suffered two torn left knee ligaments (ACL, MCL) when Kimo von Oelhoffen fell into his knee…Underwent surgery on 1/10.

2004: Saw first action as a pro, starting 13 games, showing solid progress in posting 96.9 passer rating over his last six games…Completed 263-of-432 for 2,897 yards and 18 touchdowns…(9/12) at NYJ: Made NFL debut, at Giants Stadium, and threw first two TD passes, 6 yards to Kenny Watson and 53 to Ochocinco…(9/19) vs. MIA: Earned first NFL win, completing 7-of-8 passes for 50 yards on game-winning FG drive in final two minutes …(11/7) vs. DAL: Scored first rushing touchdown, on a 2-yard bootleg…(11/28) vs. CLE: Threw four TDs and led Bengals back from 48-44 fourth-quarter deficit in 58-48 win…(12/5) at BAL: Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after leading a comeback win and throwing for 382 yards and three fourth-quarter touchdown passes…(12/12) at NE: Sustained season-ending knee ligament strain on TD drive late in third-quarter; had taken every snap until Jon Kitna replaced him.

2003: Inactive as the third quarterback for eight games, and did not play as No. 2 quarterback in eight games.

COLLEGE: Won the 2002 Heisman Trophy at USC, leading the Trojans to 11-2 record, including 38-17 Orange Bowl win over Iowa…Played 53 games with 45 starts, competing over five seasons (1998-2002) because of injury-shortened ‘99 campaign for which he received a medical redshirt…As a senior, set USC season records for completions (309), passing yards (3,942) and TD passes (33), and threw only 10 INTs…Left college as the Pac-10’s all-time leader in passing yards (11,818), completions (927) and total offense (11,621)…His 72 career TD passes set a USC record…Led Trojans to wins in the last eight games of his senior season, with the team averaging 41.5 points per game during that stretch…Threw at least two TD passes in nine straight games as a senior…As a sophomore in 1999, led Trojans to victories in first two games, but suffered a season-ending broken right collarbone just before halftime of Game 3, Sept. 25 at Oregon…His four starts in 1998 made him only the second true freshman to start a game at QB for the storied USC program (following Rob Johnson, who started one game in ‘91).

PERSONAL:  Attended Santa Margarita High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. …As a senior in 1997, passed for 31 touchdowns with just four interceptions, leading his team to a 14-0 record and its second consecutive state championship…Set 27 school records in high school…Brother, Jordan, played QB at UTEP and in the NFL with Washington, Cincinnati and Jacksonville.

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