We had so much fun doing our Countdown to Kickoff series last season that we decided to do it again. In case you’re new to the series, we’ll do a roster preview as we count down the days until the Chicago Bears September 7th season opener against the Buffalo Bills.
Jordan is the younger brother of Carson Palmer. Jordan broke in with the Redskins and during a preseason game against the Ravens he threw a 24 yard TD and then was cut. In November of 2007, he signed on with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena League. He then signed with the Bengals in January 2008. Joining the Bengals reunited him with his brother and in November 2010, against the Bills, they made NFL history as being the only brothers ever to Quarterback in the same game for the same team.
He was cut by the Bengals in 2011, and signed on with the Jag’s, for the 2012 season and saw no playing time. Signed by the Bears in 2013 as the third string QB and was re-signed for 2014 to a one year deal. During his career, Jordan has played in four games, 10 of 15 for 59 yards and 2 interceptions.
Palmer is also known for helping young QB’s prepare for their Pro Days. He was instrumental in a successful Pro Day for Blake Bortles. Later helped David Fales prepare for his day at SJS. Trestman has stated his confidence in Jordan Palmer as Cutler’s #2 but with the drafting of Fales, it would appear that his role as number 2 will be for one season maybe two at best. Most agree, Palmer’s future will be in coaching and he may have already started that transition.
During the preseason and training camp, Palmer was in a battle with Jimmy Clausen for the number two role. While he did play well he never really took command of the offense as Clausen did. The Bears decided to release Jordan before the last preseason and game and he signed with the Bills. In his preseason game with the Bills he was 9-22 and 3 interceptions. He was cut by the Bills.