Palmer at Bears training camp in 2014.
No. -- Free agent
|Date of birth:May 30, 1984|
|Place of birth: Westlake Village, California|
|High school: Mission Viejo (CA)|
|NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 205|
|Debuted in 2008 for the Cincinnati Bengals|
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Jordan William Palmer (born May 30, 1984) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at UTEP.
During his freshman year at UTEP, Palmer threw seven touchdowns and 13 interceptions while completing 49.5% of his passes for 1,168 yards. During his sophomore year he threw for 26 touchdowns and 18 interceptions while completing 58.2% of his passes for 2,618 yards. In his junior year in 2005, he led UTEP to the 2005 GMAC Bowl against Toledo. He threw for a career-high 29 touchdowns and 19 interceptions while completing 59.4% of his passes for 3,503 yards. In his senior season, Palmer threw for 26 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He completed 65.7% of his passes while his team went 5-7 and did not qualify for post-season play.
The Washington Redskins drafted Palmer in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft with the 205 pick overall. On August 4, 2007, the Baltimore Ravens hosted the Redskins in a pre-season game in Baltimore. Their only score of the scrimmage was on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Palmer to rookie wide receiver Burl Toler. On September 2, 2007, the Redskins waived Palmer along with others in order to get their roster to the league requirement.
On January 30, 2008, Palmer signed a two-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Palmer brothers became the first brothers in NFL history to be playing quarterback on the same team at the same time; brothers Koy and Ty Detmer were both on the Philadelphia Eagles roster at the same time, but Ty was on injured reserve.
After the release of back-up quarterback J. T. O'Sullivan, Palmer was promoted to the backup quarterback of the Bengals behind his older brother Carson for the 2010 season.
Palmer was released on August 27, 2011 by the Bengals.
Palmer signed with the Chicago Bears on August 16, 2013 after third-string QB Matt Blanchard broke his hand. Palmer had previously worked out with the Bears during the 2013 offseason. He was released on August 30, 2013. After the Bears lost Jay Cutler to an injury in week 7 against the Washington Redskins on October 20, the Bears reported they would bring back Palmer to back up Josh McCown. Palmer was officially signed on October 28. Two days before the start of the 2014 free agency period, Palmer re-signed with the Bears on a one-year deal. The Bears released Palmer on August 24, 2014.
He is the younger brother of the Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, who was the first overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. The two spent three seasons together as teammates on the Cincinnati Bengals with him being Carson's backup.
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