"I'm here to introduce our starting quarterback, and put it to bed," Arians said. "And I'm really happy about it."
"I was presented with a contract there and I was advised not to sign that contract with no security, no guarantees," he said. "My agent told me that he would never have me sign that contract. That opportunity led me here to coach Arians."
Palmer said joining the Cardinals was "perfect" for where he was at this stage of his career. He said he had plenty of "tread on (his) tires" at 33.
"I've only got a couple shots left," he said. "I've been in this league for a long time. It's nothing personal, it's not statistical, it's about trying to win a championship."
It was a hyperbolic statement for sure, but the point still landed. The Cardinals have work to do, but the trade for Palmer means quarterback is no longer at the top of the priority list.
Knowing where they've been, the enthusiasm is understandable.