THIS IS EPISODE 569 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Carson Palmer played 15 seasons in the NFL as a quarterback for the Bengals, Raiders and Cardinals. He was selected No. 1 overall in the 2003 NFL Draft by Cincinnati, where he would play eight seasons. In 2011, he was traded to the Raiders and played two seasons in Oakland before being traded in 2013 to the Arizona Cardinals.
Following the 2017 season, Palmer announced his retirement from the NFL. At the time, he was 12th all-time in both passing yards (46,247) and passing touchdowns (294). In September 2019, Palmer was inducted into the Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor.
In college, Palmer was a standout quarterback at USC. He won the 2002 Heisman Trophy and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. His jersey is retired by the Trojans.
Today on the podcast, we talk to Palmer about life as a virtual-school-teaching dad to four kids, what he misses most about playing in the NFL, the impact Jon Kitna had on Palmer’s faith, preparing his body to play each week, and why he is involved with Compassion International’s Fill the Stadium initiative.
— . (@CarsonPalmer) September 7, 2018