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Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer retires

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer announced his retirement in a letter on Twitter, Tuesday.

Palmer won the 2002 Heisman Trophy at USC, then played 15 years in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals. The Bengals drafted Palmer first overall in the 2003 Draft.

Palmer played five season for the Cardinals, making 60 regular season starts. Palmer threw for more than 16,000 yards in his Cardinals career with 105 touchdowns and 57 interceptions.

Palmer's final career numbers included 46,247 passing yards, which ranks 12th all-time; he threw for 294 touchdown passes, which ranks 12th all-time. Palmer's 87.9 passer rating ranks 19th all-time.

Palmer made two starts in the playoffs for the Cardinals, winning one game and losing the 2015 NFC Championship to the Carolina Panthers.

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