When the 37-year-old contemplated retirement this past winter, it wasn't for the first time. In each of the past three years, Palmer explained Tuesday, he has told his wife that season would be his last.
"She continues to not believe me every time I say that," Palmer added, via the team's website.
"I love every facet of [of the game]," Palmer said. "I don't want to stop. But I'll have to wait and make that decision after the season."
"There's always urgency, especially as you get to the second half of your career," Palmer acknowledged. "You just never know when your last year is going to be."
If Palmer and Fitzgerald remain healthy and the team shows well enough in January, perhaps the dynamic duo will consider an encore performance in 2018.