Palmer, who was drafted by the Bengals with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, left Cincinnati in 2011 after he reportedly requested a trade from the team. Palmer was traded to the Raiders and eventually ended up in Arizona, where he has gone 23-8 as their starter.
To Carson Palmer, Sunday’s game against the Bengals holds isn’t just another one, as you so often hear athletes say. It holds some extra significance to him.
Palmer is having a career renaissance, and the Cardinals can take a firm grasp of the NFC West with a win on Sunday over the Bengals — so it’s no surprise to hear he’s extra motivated.
Palmer played eight seasons for the Bengals, leading them to two playoff appearances.