"He knows what he's in for, the long, tedious process of rehab," Arians said. "It's just a shame that it happened now, with this team."
"I knew walking out on the field what I was going to find," Arians said. "You're pulling for a guy because he's put so much into it. To get into the playoffs and win some games and maybe go all the way because you know what it means to him at this point of his career. ... This team is special, and we'll miss him on the field but his leadership will still be there."
"It's a bump in the road," Arians added. "It's been a bumpy-ass road. I'd like to get the potholes fixed."
Arians said the fact that Palmer suffered no other damage in the knee will help during the rehab process. The injury with the Bengals was far more serious, by comparison. Still, Palmer will take the field next summer as a 35-year-old quarterback with two major knee surgeries in his past.