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Cardinals QB Carson Palmer gives David Johnson stitches

To the best of our knowledge, Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson did not snitch out Carson Palmer. That’s the good news.

The bad news? Palmer’s arm seems to be incredibly fresh following a substandard 2016 season. How much so? Well, one of Palmer’s passes during a recent workout ultimately ended up giving Johnson stitches.

That must have been one mighty well thrown football.

Palmer is coming off a season that saw him take a major step back in comparison to what we saw earlier in his Cardinals career. He put up 26 touchdowns compared to 14 interceptions en route to leading the Cardinals to a 6-8-1 record in 15 starts. The year prior saw Palmer tally 35 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while leading the squad to a 13-3 mark.

Potentially entering his final season in the NFL, Palmer must find a way to rebound after what we saw in 2016. And for his part, Johnson wants his quarterback to go out with a ring.

Let’s just hope stitches don’t continue to be included.