Carson Palmer

Cardinals QB Palmer to ease way up on offseason throwing

The Arizona Cardinals have five quarterbacks. One of them, Carson Palmer, only stood and watched as the team went through its first offseason workout Tuesday.

At age 37, Palmer will greatly curtail his offseason throwing in hopes of preserving arm strength for his 15th NFL season.

Palmer has thrown 6,040 passes in the NFL and countless more in offseason workouts, weekly practices and simply on his own.

It's taken a toll.

Coach Bruce Arians said the ease-up was Palmer's idea. Palmer said he had to be persuaded by Arians.

"Coach is very persuasive," Palmer said. "He had very good reasons and points why. I'm going to trust his expertise and...