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Jordan Palmer
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Palmer in 2010.
No. --     Free agent
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-05-30) May 30, 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth: Westlake Village, California
High School: Mission Viejo (CA)
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
College: Texas–El Paso
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 205
Debuted in 2008 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 2007)*
*Offseason, preseason and/or practice squad only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
TDINT     0–2
Passing yards     59
QB Rating     34.4

Jordan William Palmer (born May 30, 1984) is an American football quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars 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.

He is the younger brother of the Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer and co-founder of RockLive. He has also been a member of the Arizona Rattlers and spent three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals with his brother.

College careerEdit

During his freshman year, 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.

Professional careerEdit

Washington RedskinsEdit

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.

Arizona RattlersEdit

On November 6, 2007, Palmer signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League for the 2008 season.

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

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.[1]

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.

On November 21, 2010, the Palmer brothers became the first pair in NFL history to play quarterback in the same game for the same team, in a loss to the Buffalo Bills.[2]

Palmer was released on August 27, 2011 by the Bengals.

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Palmer signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on May 7, 2012[3] and spent the preseason with the team until being released on August 31.

He was re-signed on November 21, 2012 after starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert was place on injured reserve.[4]

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