The Facts: Palmer's time as a Cardinal and in the NFL is over. The NFL's No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 draft, who turned 38 last week, announced his retirement Tuesday via a letter, closing out a 15-season career – the last five of which were spent with the Cardinals.
Diehards Line: Palmer’s announcement comes a day after coach Bruce Arians did the same. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who is also contemplating retirement, is expected to take some time before deciding if he will play in 2018. ... That's something we'll be watching for along with who the team's new head coach and quarterback will be.