Cardinals QB Carson Palmer broke his left arm earlier today in their 33-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, and it has been confirmed that he will likely miss eight weeks, according to the Arizona Cardinals official Twitter account. The video of the huge hit Palmer took is also below:
BA says Carson Palmer will have surgery on his broken arm and likely miss 8 weeks.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 22, 2017
The loss takes the Cardinals to 3-4, and now Drew Stanton will have to lead the Cardinals, along with Adrian Peterson, probably through the rest of the season, one in which the playoffs are going to be a stretch, even with the revitalized Peterson. Palmer had completed 61.8 percent of his throws for 1,856 yards with nine touchdowns and six interceptions through the first six games of the season, but now the Cardinals will have to look to Stanton once again, who was mediocre for the Cardinals over the last couple of seasons. His best performances coming in 2014, where he threw for 1,711 yards, 7 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for the nine games he started, but he certainly is a downgrade from the 37 year old Palmer.
For Cardinals fans, maybe Stanton has had enough time to learn under Palmer to bring the Cardinals for the playoffs, but if not, some questions have to be asked about the future of this Cardinals team. Palmer is 37, and it was a question whether he would play this year, much less the future. Larry Fitzgerald may be on his last season, and Adrian Peterson is not getting any younger, despite how young-looking he was for the Cardinals in his debut. Now it’s up to the front office to make some moves before next year, or they may be looking at a lot worse scenarios than a pedestrian 3-4 start to a season.