Carson Palmer

Career Earnings: $172,500,000
Career APY: $11,500,000
Total Guarantees: $78,895,294
Largest Cash Payment: $19,000,000 (2014)
Largest Cap Hit: $24,125,000 (2017)
  • Date of Birth: December 27, 1979
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 235
  • College: USC
  • Entry: 2003 Draft, Round 1, #1 overall (Bengals)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Bengals Drafted Renegotiated 2003 6 $40,000,000 $6,666,667 $14,010,000 $14,500,000 36.3% $7,250,000
Bengals Extension Traded 2005 6 $97,000,000 $16,166,667 $24,000,000 $69,500,000 71.6% $11,583,333
Raiders Other Traded 2011 4 $43,000,000 $10,750,000 $5,000,000 $15,000,000 34.9% $7,500,000
Cardinals Other Renegotiated 2013 2 $17,000,000 $8,500,000 $10,000,000 $8,000,000 47.1% $8,000,000
Cardinals Extension Renegotiated 2014 3 $49,500,000 $16,500,000 $14,235,294 $29,500,000 59.6% $14,750,000
Cardinals Extension Reserve 2016 1 $21,000,000 $21,000,000 $11,650,000 $36,000,000 171.4% $18,000,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Bengals 8 $84,000,000 $10,500,000 $84,000,001 0.0% $0 0.0%
Raiders 2 $15,000,000 $7,500,000 $5,660,000 0.0% $9,340,000 0.0%
Cardinals 5 $73,500,000 $14,700,000 $66,875,000 0.0% $6,625,000 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2003 Bengals $1,070,000 $1,430,000 $0 $0 $0 $2,500,000 3.3% $11,080,000
2004 Bengals $1,337,500 $2,057,242 $0 $0 $2,082,500 $5,477,242 6.8% $3,420,000
2005 Bengals $3,750,000 $5,232,758 $0 $0 $0 $8,982,758 10.5% $18,750,000
2006 Bengals $6,750,000 $6,230,000 $0 $0 $0 $12,980,000 12.7% $15,750,000
2007 Bengals $7,250,000 $6,230,000 $0 $0 $0 $13,480,000 12.4% $7,250,000
2008 Bengals $7,750,000 $6,230,001 $0 $0 $0 $13,980,001 12.1% $7,750,000
2009 Bengals $9,500,000 $4,800,000 $0 $0 $0 $14,300,000 11.6% $9,500,000
2010 Bengals $10,500,000 $1,800,000 $0 $0 $0 $12,300,000 -- $10,500,000
2011 Raiders $2,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500,000 2.1% $2,500,000
2012 Raiders $825,000 $2,335,000 $0 $0 $0 $3,160,000 2.6% $12,500,000
2013 Cardinals $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $4,000,000 3.3% $8,000,000
2014 Cardinals $9,000,000 $4,235,294 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $13,000,000 9.8% $19,000,000
2015 Cardinals $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $6,375,000 $0 $0 $0 $7,375,000 5.1% $10,500,000
2016 Cardinals $4,900,000 $4,900,000 $6,625,000 $6,850,000 $0 $0 $18,375,000 11.8% $18,500,000
2017 Cardinals $15,500,000 $15,500,000 $6,625,000 $2,000,000 $0 $0 $24,125,000 14.4% $17,500,000
Total $83,632,500 $61,970,001 $8,850,000 $0 $2,082,500 $156,535,001   $172,500,000
Dead Money History
Team Year Cap Charge Cash Paid
Raiders 2013 $9,340,000 $0
Cardinals 2018 $6,625,000 $0
Total$15,965,000$0