Arizona Cardinals lose head coach and first string quarterback for next season as both retire

After both spent five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, beloved Coach Bruce Arians and first string Quarterback Carson Palmer have announced their retirement from the organization.

Coach Arians had the honor of having the most wins in the desert as head coach, surpassing previous coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Starting quarterback Carson Palmer lead the team to the NFC Championship before losing to the Carolina Panthers that year. Upon arriving in the Valley of the Sun, Palmer posted a record of 10-6, followed by 11-5 the next year, then rose to 13-3 in his third year. His final two years were plagued by injuries which cost him and the Cards a better record, 7-9 the first year without him and 8-8 this season.

Both will be missed tremendously as the Arizona Cardinals gear up for the 2018-2019 season.

All three backup quarterbacks to Palmer including Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert, and Matt Barkley are all unrestricted free agents.

Rumors are that wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will return for next season, along with key players running back David Johnson and defensive player Patrick Peterson.

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.