Cardinals QB Carson Palmer on retirement: 'I just know'

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The answer was nearly always the same: "you just know", Palmer said in the letter.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has chose to retire after 14 National Football League seasons.

Palmer has played for the Cardinals for the last five years, starting 60 games.

The Arizona Cardinals are expected to interview defensive coordinator James Bettcher for the open head coaching position Wednesday morning, according to 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station's Mike Jurecki. Palmer began to go through with his threat, and sat out the first six games of the season before the Bengals traded him to the Oakland Raiders.

"For me, that time is now. Quite simply, I just know".

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Carson Palmer's NFL career is over after 15 years in the league with three teams. "There wasn't one second that I took it for granted or failed to appreciate what a tremendous privilege it is".

With Palmer gone, the Cardinals will likely target a quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft. In 2015, he started all 16 games and Arizona was 13-3, advancing to the NFC Championship game, where it lost to the Panthers.

Larry Fitzgerald has still not announced whether or not he will return for another season.

Palmer threatened to retire from the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011 after requesting a trade that wasn't immediately granted.

Palmer had two major knee injuries in his career, tearing the ACL in his left knee twice, once in 2006 and again in 2014. Palmer then spent eight seasons with the Bengals before a short stint with the Raiders.