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Carson Palmer    

Former NFL Quarterback Known for his Time with the Cincinnati Bengals

Carson Palmer is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons, primarily with the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals. He played college football for the USC Trojans, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2002 as a senior.

Palmer was chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals first overall in the 2003 NFL Draft, and played eight seasons with the team. During his tenure in Cincinnati, he helped lead the team to its first winning season and playoff appearance in 15 years and was named to two Pro Bowls. Amid declining success and conflicts with Bengals ownership, Palmer was traded to the Oakland Raiders, where he played two seasons before joining Arizona.

With the Cardinals, Palmer resumed the high level play he had been accustomed to earlier in his career. He enjoyed his most successful year in 2015, aiding the Cardinals in reaching the NFC Championship Game and being named to his third Pro Bowl, in addition to being a second-team All-Pro. He retired following the 2017 regular season after spending much of the year on injured reserve.

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