There are only a handful of quarterbacks, maybe six to eight of them, you can count on to leading your team to a Super Bowl. Then there are maybe another 10-15 that are good enough to get you to the postseason.
Palmer falls within that 10-15. Many of us thought maybe he would be in that elite six to eight after his 2015 season. Truth is, he’s a good quarterback but not elite. Expectations become too high and many will blame the quarterback for a team’s woes.
So is Palmer good enough to win all six remaining games? Sure. However he needs help and it doesn’t appear it is coming this season.
His offensive line needs to perform better. His receivers need to run proper routes. Special teams needs to become special again. Oh and yes, Palmer has his issues too. He’s certainly not blameless.
He will however need to play a lot better against the Falcons for us to all still be saying playoffs and the Cardinals in the same sentence at this time next week. It may be too late but the chance is still there.