Carson Palmer has confirmed he will continue his playing career in 2017.

Palmer had been considering retirement this offseason.

“My intent was to take some time after the season to get away and see where I was physically and mentally,” Palmer said. “On both fronts, I can say I’m ready to get back to work and prepare for the 2017 season. This is a phenomenal group with a very special opportunity in front of it.

“I know how rare that is and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”

Arizona would have had to guarantee his $15.5 million salary by Friday if he was still on their roster.