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

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One day removed from head coach Bruce Arians making the same announcement, Palmer will head into the sunset after 15 seasons with three different teams.

Palmer, 38, is leaving the game after 14 seasons, including the last five in Arizona.

Palmer made a decision to hang 'em up in an open letter where says he will miss his teammates and the "grind" but believes it is time to call it a career. "Quite simply, I just know", Palmer said in a statement.

"For me, that time is now".

Palmer played five season for the Cardinals, making 60 regular season starts.

Cardinals quarterback Carson Plamer announced his retirement Tuesday in a letter after 15 seasons in the NFL.

Palmer was drafted with the first pick in 2003 by the Cincinnati Bengals and played for them for eight seasons before being traded to the Oakland Raiders.

"What I'll never forget are the relationships - not just the awesome teammates and coaches, but all of those countless people at the Bengals, Raiders and Cardinals who work behind the scenes to make this whole thing run".

"Now it's time for something else, and I'm excited to find out exactly what that will be".

"For 15 years I have been lucky enough to play quarterback in the National Football League and it has been the most incredible experience of my life", the letter reads.

2015 was his standout year, he threw for a career-high 4,671 yards and 35 touchdowns as the Cardinals went 13-3 before losing to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship game.

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