Carson Palmer

Quarterback Age: 35 Exp: 12 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2003 College: Southern California
  • Current Contract

    Carson Palmer signed a 3 year, $49,500,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $6,500,000 signing bonus, $20,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,500,000. In 2015, Palmer will earn a base salary of $1,000,000, a roster bonus of $1,000,000 and a restructure bonus of $9,500,000. Palmer has a cap hit of $7,375,000 while his dead money value is $20,500,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $49,500,000
    Signing Bonus $6,500,000
    Average Salary $16,500,000
    Guaranteed $20,500,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2014 Contract details by year 34 $9,000,000 $4,000,000 - - - $13,000,000 $19,235,000
    2015 Contract details by year 35 $1,000,000 $4,000,000 - - $2,375,000 $7,375,000 $20,500,000
    2016 Contract details by year 36 $6,350,000 $2,000,000 $6,350,000 - $2,375,000 $17,075,000 $13,125,000
    2017 Contract details by year 37 $8,150,000 $2,000,000 $8,150,000 - $2,375,000 $20,675,000 $8,750,000
    2018 Contract details by year 38 $16,500,000 $2,000,000 - - $2,375,000 $20,875,000 $4,375,000
    2018 Free Agent Year 39 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $10M initially guaranteed (Signing Bonus +$3.5M roster bonus)
    • Signing Bonus: $6.5M
    • 2014 Roster Bonus: $1M/$3.5M
    • 2015 Roster Bonus: $9.5M
    • 2015 Base/Roster Bonus ($10.5M) guarantees 02/06/2015
    • 2016 salary fully guarantees on 5th day of 2016
    • 2016 Roster Bonus: $6.35M
    • 2016 salary escalator: $800,000
    • 2017 salary fully guarantees on 5th day of 2016
    • 2017 Roster Bonus: $8.15M
    • 2018 Voids on the 5th league day

    Previous Contracts

    2005-2014

    Contract: 10 yr(s) / $119,500,000
    Signing Bonus $15,000,000
    Average Salary $11,950,000
    Guaranteed $18,750,000
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2005 25 $3,750,000 $4,430,000 - - $8,180,000 -
    2006 26 $6,750,000 $4,430,000 $1,800,000 - $12,980,000 -
    2007 27 $7,250,000 $4,430,000 $1,800,000 - $13,480,000 -
    2008 28 $7,750,000 $4,430,000 $1,800,000 - $13,980,000 -
    2009 29 $9,500,000 $3,000,000 $1,800,000 - $14,300,000 -
    2010 30 $10,500,000 - $1,800,000 - $12,300,000 -
    2011 31 $11,500,000 - - - $11,500,000 -
    2012 32 $11,500,000 - - - $11,500,000 -
    2013 33 $13,000,000 - - - $13,000,000 -
    2014 34 $14,000,000 - - - $14,000,000 -
    2015 35 UFA  
    • 2006 Option Bonus: $9 million
    • 2011 traded/contract restructred (OAK)
    Spotrac Premium Tools

    To see the rest of Carson Palmer contract information, plus gain access to all of Spotrac's Premium tools, sign up today.

    Already Subscribed? Login Here

  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2003 Player Cash Earnings $1,070,000 $10,010,000 - - - - - $11,080,000
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $1,337,500 - - - - - $2,709,742 $4,047,242
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $3,750,000 $15,000,000 - - - - - $18,750,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $6,750,000 - - - - $9,000,000 - $15,750,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $7,250,000 - - - - - - $7,250,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $7,750,000 - - - - - - $7,750,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - - - - - - $9,500,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 - - - - - - $10,500,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - - - - - $2,500,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $825,000 - - - $11,675,000 - - $12,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $6,000,000 - - - - - $8,000,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $9,000,000 $10,000,000 - - - - - $19,000,000
    12 seasons $62,232,500 $41,010,000 - - $11,675,000 $9,000,000 $2,709,742 $126,627,242
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 - $9,500,000 - - $11,500,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $6,350,000 - $6,350,000 - - - - $12,700,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $8,150,000 - $8,150,000 - - - - $16,300,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $16,500,000 - - - - - - $16,500,000
    $94,232,500 $41,010,000 $15,500,000 - $21,175,000 $9,000,000 $2,709,742 $183,627,242
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Carson Palmer ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($7,375,000) Rank
    NFL: #115
    Arizona Cardinals: #5
    Quarterback: #18

    Total Cash ($11,500,000) Rank
    NFL: #56
    Quarterback: #17

    Average Annual ($16,500,000) Rank
    NFL: #19
    Quarterback: #16
  • View the Full Rankings

    Current Value Rankings

    Ranking Carson Palmer's current TVS in terms of similar players at his position.

    • Previous Rating: -4.62
    • Cap Hit: $13,000,000
    • Free Agent: 2018

    Fantasy Points

    • Season Total: 103.54
    • Points/Game: 17.26
    • Points/Snap: 0.25


    Statistics

    Season GP GS Snaps Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Cmp Pass TD Pass INT Rush Att Rush Yds Fum Prod Pts
    2014 6 6 410 224 141 62.9 1626 11.5 11 3 8 25 3 103.54
    2013 16 16 1081 572 362 63.3 4274 11.8 24 22 27 3 6 217.26
    2012 15 15 953 565 345 61.1 4018 11.6 22 14 18 36 7 224.32
    2011 10 9 328 199 60.7 2751 13.8 13 16 16 20 2 136.04
    2010 16 16 586 362 61.8 3970 11 26 20 32 50 7 223.8
    2009 16 16 466 282 60.5 3094 11 21 13 39 93 6 209.06
    2008 4 4 129 75 58.1 731 9.7 3 4 6 38 2 37.04
    2007 16 16 575 373 64.9 4131 11.1 26 20 24 10 5 228.24
    2006 16 16 520 324 62.3 4035 12.5 28 13 26 37 15 237.1
    2005 16 16 509 345 67.8 3836 11.1 32 12 34 41 5 265.54
    2004 13 13 432 263 60.9 2897 11 18 18 18 47 2 158.58
    2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0