Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals took the field at University of Phoenix Stadium to open up the 2015 Preseason. They hosted the Kansas City Chiefs and lost 34-19.
The preseason is judged more on how players perform more so than the actual score. The first team offense and defense looked great in their short appearance last night. One of the bright spots was quarterback Carson Palmer.
Palmer was playing in his first game since his season ending ACL tear last year that eventually ended up costing the Cardinals their season. He had looked great during camp but came out last night on fire. As decided before the game he only played one series. He was 4-4 for 77 yards, and had running back Andre Ellington been 100% he would have had a touchdown pass to add to his stats.
Palmer's stat line was impressive, so was the fact that he led the offense right down the field to score. But the most impressive thing to me was how comfortable he looked. Palmer played like the super star quarterback Cardinal fans know he can be.