Carson Palmer to IR, Drew Stanton now Cardinals starter

The news was expected. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has been place don injured reserve with a torn left ACL. The move ends his season and severely hampers the NFC best 8-1 Cardinals.

Palmer went down during Sunday’s win over St. Louis. The good news for Palmer is that he only suffered an ACL tear and had no damage to his MCL.

The Cardinals will expect Palmer to return and be ready for the 2015 season but for now they must turn to Drew Stanton.

Stanton is well versed in the Cardinals offense making three starts and going 2-1 earlier this year when Palmer dealt with a nerve issue in his throwing shoulder. Stanton has completed just 53.6 percent of his throws on the year and his 6.33 yards per attempt is one of the lowest in the NFL.

The Cardinals recently gave Palmer an extension which is for three-years and $50 million.