Carson Palmer

  • Date of Birth: December 27, 1979
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 235
  • College: USC
  • Entry: 2003 Draft, Round 1, #1 overall (Bengals)

Contract History

Career Earnings: $172,500,000
Years: 15
Career APY: $11,500,000
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
CardinalsExtensionReserve20161$21,000,000$21,000,000$36,000,000171.4%$18,000,000
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%
Cardinals5$73,500,000$14,700,000$66,875,0000.0%$6,625,0000.0%

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$6,850,000$0$0$18,375,00011.8%
2017Cardinals$15,500,000 $15,500,000$6,625,000$2,000,000$0$0$24,125,00014.4%
Total$83,632,500$61,970,001$8,850,000$0$2,082,500$156,535,001 
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Raiders2013$9,340,000$0
Cardinals2018$6,625,000$0
Total$15,965,000$0