Carson Palmer

Quarterback

  • 2017 Salary Cap Charge: $24,125,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cap: 14.01%
  • 2017 Cash Payout: $17,500,000
  • % of 2017 Team Cash Spending: 11.05%
  • 2017 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.73
  • Total Contract Value: $21,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $21,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 11/198 at QB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $11,650,000
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 235
  • College: USC
  • Accrued Seasons: 14
  • Entry: 2003 Draft, Round 1, #1 overall (Bengals)
  • Year Signed: 2016
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2019 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Carson Palmer signed a three year contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals on November 8, 2014. The contract is worth $49.5 million and contains just over $14 million in full guarantees upon signing. If Palmer is on the Cardinals roster 5 days after the Super Bowl in any season the following year's base salary and roster bonus will become fully guaranteed. The Cardinals converted a $9.5 million 2015 roster bonus in Palmer's contract to a signing bonus on March 9, 2015.

Current Contract

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201637$4,900,000 $4,900,000$6,625,000$6,350,000$500,000$0$18,375,00011.8%
201738$15,500,000 $15,500,000$6,625,000$2,000,000$0$0$24,125,00014.4%
201839$12,500,000$6,625,000$1,500,000$0$0$20,625,00011.6%
Total$32,900,000$19,875,000$9,850,000$500,000$0$63,125,000
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $155,000,000
Years: 14
Career APY: $11,071,429
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
BengalsDraftedRenegotiated20036$40,000,000$6,666,667$14,500,00036.3%$7,250,000
BengalsExtensionTraded20056$97,000,000$16,166,667$69,500,00071.6%$11,583,333
RaidersOtherTraded20114$43,000,000$10,750,000$15,000,00034.9%$7,500,000
CardinalsOtherRenegotiated20132$17,000,000$8,500,000$8,000,00047.1%$8,000,000
CardinalsExtensionRenegotiated20143$49,500,000$16,500,000$29,500,00059.6%$14,750,000
CardinalsExtensionActive20161$21,000,000$21,000,000$18,500,00088.1%$18,500,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Bengals8$84,000,000$10,500,000$84,000,0010.0%$00.0%
Raiders2$15,000,000$7,500,000$5,660,0000.0%$9,340,0000.0%
Cardinals4$56,000,000$14,000,000$42,750,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2003Bengals$1,070,000$1,430,000$0$0$0$2,500,0003.3%
2004Bengals$1,337,500$2,057,242$0$0$2,082,500$5,477,2426.8%
2005Bengals$3,750,000$5,232,758$0$0$0$8,982,75810.5%
2006Bengals$6,750,000$6,230,000$0$0$0$12,980,00012.7%
2007Bengals$7,250,000$6,230,000$0$0$0$13,480,00012.4%
2008Bengals$7,750,000$6,230,001$0$0$0$13,980,00112.1%
2009Bengals$9,500,000$4,800,000$0$0$0$14,300,00011.6%
2010Bengals$10,500,000$1,800,000$0$0$0$12,300,000--
2011Raiders$2,500,000$0$0$0$0$2,500,0002.1%
2012Raiders$825,000$2,335,000$0$0$0$3,160,0002.6%
2013Cardinals$2,000,000 $2,000,000$2,000,000$0$0$0$4,000,0003.3%
2014Cardinals$9,000,000 $4,235,294$4,000,000$0$0$0$13,000,0009.8%
2015Cardinals$1,000,000 $1,000,000$6,375,000$0$0$0$7,375,0005.1%
2016Cardinals$4,900,000 $4,900,000$6,625,000$6,350,000$500,000$0$18,375,00011.8%
2017Cardinals$15,500,000 $15,500,000$6,625,000$2,000,000$0$0$24,125,00014.4%
2018Cardinals$12,500,000$6,625,000$1,500,000$0$0$20,625,00011.6%
Total$96,132,500$68,595,001$9,850,000$500,000$2,082,500$177,160,001 
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Raiders2013$9,340,000$0
Total$9,340,000$0

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2014638.7%0.0%141/22462.9%1626113995.68253.1031
20151694.2%0.0%342/53863.6%4671351125104.425241.0162
20161590.8%0.0%364/59761%423326144087.214382.70144
2017765.9%0.0%164/26761.4%1978972284.414120.9020

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average