Arizona Cardinals: Ranking The NFC West Quarterbacks

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Nov 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws during the second half against the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

2. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals

The doubters are definitely out there.  Most of them are outside of Arizona though.  There are still some detractors amongst Cardinals fans but Palmer’s recent history leads me to believe there are still great things to be done by him here before his career comes to a close.  Palmer, who went 6-0 last season in between a back injury and a season-ending ACL injury, is set to once again lead the Cardinals in a march to the playoffs.  Palmer, for all his injury issues, is 16-6 in the 22 games he has started in a Cardinals uniform.  I’m no mathematician but I do believe 16-6 is good.  It is very good.  Now Palmer, who threw 11 touchdowns and just three interceptions for 1,626 yards in 2014, is back 100 percent and ready for camp.  He just signed a three-year contract extension in November, right before he was injured and lost for the season.  The Cardinals are shelling out a lot of money for him, guaranteed money, so he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.  It took half a season in 2013 for Palmer to get used to coach Bruce Arians offense but now you can clearly see how comfortable he is in it.  Once he works out the rust in the preseason from being out of action so much last season, no doubt he can lead the Cardinals to great things.