Carson Palmer

Drafted:Round 1 (#1 overall), 2003
College:Southern California

Current Salary Information

Carson Palmer signed a 3 year / $49.50 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $6,500,000 signing bonus, $20,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $16,500,000.

Contract: 3 yr(s) / $49,500,000 Signing Bonus $6,500,000 Average Salary $16,500,000 Guaranteed: $20,500,000 Free Agent: 2018 / Unrestricted
Year Base Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Incentive Cap Hit Dead
2014 9,000,000 4,000,000 4,500,000 - - - - 13,000,000 19,235,000
2015 1,000,000 4,000,000 9,500,000 - - - - 14,500,000 10,000,000
2016 6,350,000 2,000,000 6,350,000 - - - - 14,700,000 6,000,000
2017 8,150,000 2,000,000 8,150,000 - - - - 18,300,000 4,000,000
2018 16,500,000 2,000,000 - - - - - 18,500,000 2,000,000
2018 UFA
  • $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
Source: Albert Breer

Previous Contracts

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Transactions

Nov 7 2014
Signed a 3 year $49.5 million extension with Arizona (ARI)
Apr 2 2013
Signed a 2 year $16 million restructured contract with Arizona (ARI)
Apr 2 2013
Traded to Arizona (ARI) from Oakland (OAK) for 2013 7th round pick (#219 D.C. Jefferson), 2013 6th round pick (#176 - traded) and 2014 7th round pick (#235 Shelby Harris)
Oct 18 2011
Signed a 4 year $43 million contract with Oakland (OAK)
Oct 18 2011
Traded to Oakland (OAK) from Cincinnati (CIN) for 2012 1st round pick (#17) and 2013 2nd round pick (#37)
Jul 29 2011
Placed on the Reserve List by Cincinnati (CIN)
Dec 29 2005
Signed a 10 year $119.5 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
Jul 23 2003
Signed a 6 year $42.69 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
Apr 26 2003
Drafted by Cincinnati (CIN): Round 1 (#1 overall)