Quarterback Jordan William Palmer is an American football quarterback, who plays for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL. He got drafted by the Washington Redskins as the 205th pick in round six of the 2007 NFL draft. He had played college ball with the University of Texas at El Paso.
In Palmer’s junior season at UTEP, he threw for 3,503 yards, completing 59.4-percent of his passes. He tossed 29 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. His senior year saw him complete 65.7-percent of his throws, hitting for 26 scores and giving up 14 picks.
When with the Washington Redskins, Palmer made his debut on 4th August, 2007 scoring 24 yard touchdown passes. He got waived by this team and joined the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League for the 2008 season.
Post this, he signed a two year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals on 30 January, 2008. Along with his brother, Carson Palmer, the Palmer brothers made a positive impact on the team with their brilliant performance. On 1st November, 2010, the Palmer brothers were the first pair in the history of NFL to play quarterback in the same match, in the team loss to the Buffalo Bills.
At six-foot-five and 235 pounds, Palmer shows excellent height and a sturdy frame. His arm strength is good and improving. If he has the time to set up and find his target, he usually hits. But when he’s rushed in the pocket, Palmer can make mistakes. He turns the ball over too much and isn’t accomplished at checking off or reading defenses. Palmer is a hard worker, a tough competitor and has the potential to improve. Look for him to develop into a solid backup.