Drafted into the NFL in 2003 as the first overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals, Carson Palmer is a retired quarterback who last played for the Arizona Cardinals in the 2017 season. Spanning a 15-year-long career, Palmer also played for the Oakland Raiders. In 2005, he led the Bengals to their first winning season and playoff appearance since 1990. 2015 was the most successful year for Palmer who lead the Cardinals to the NFC Championship game in addition to being selected in the All-Pro Second Team.
A three-time Pro Bowler throughout his career, Carson Palmer's potential was majorly held back by nagging injuries which was also the reason why he retired after the 2017 season. He has an estimated net worth of $60 million.
Carson Palmer Salary
Palmer earned over $174 million in cumulative salary earnings throughout the course of his 15-year career. The last contract that Palmer signed was a 3-year $49 million extension with the Cardinals in 2014. As a result of this, Palmer pocketed his biggest paycheck worth $19 million that year which included a base salary of $9 million and a signing bonus of $10 million.
In the final year of his career, the 39-year-old earned a reported sum of $17.5 million which included a base salary of $15.5 million and a roster bonus of $2 million.
Carson Palmer Endorsements
One of the earliest commercials that Carson Palmer appeared in was for John Morrell & Co., promoting their hot dogs. Besides this, Palmer has appeared in as many as three commercials for Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan.
Carson Palmer Charity Work
Through the My Cause My Cleats campaign, Carson Palmer wore custom cleats in November 2016 to drive support for the Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation. He has also hosted several games on the Win-Win fantasy platform where participants pay a small fee to enter various sports games hosted by their favorite athletes. The participation fee then goes to the charity of the host athlete's liking.
Source of wealth
Professional NFL player (retired), Endorsements
Cumulative salary earnings
$174.1 million over 15 seasons
$500,000 in 2015*
John Morrell & Co., Nissan
Married to Shaelyn Palmer
Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation
*Note: No reliable data for Palmer's endorsement earnings post 2015 has been made available.