Palmer Carson Palmer is a finalist for FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year the NFL has announced.
This season Palmer completed 324 of 520 passes for 4,035 yards and a passer rating of 93.9, and his 28 touchdown passes ranked second in the NFL. He threw for two or more touchdowns in 10 of 16 games and threw for more than 250 yards in eight games. Palmer was nominated for two FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week awards, winning both times.
The other two FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year finalists include Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning and Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Palmer won the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year award following the 2005 season after claiming FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week honors a league-record five times during the course of the season.
Fans can vote on NFL.com through noon ET on Wednesday, January 24 to determine the 2006 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year.
In addition, NFL fans may cast their votes for the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year using Sprint or Nextel wireless service - an opportunity available only to Sprint customers. This fast, convenient voting method involves texting the word FEDEX to short code 7777. Sprint customers will then receive an interactive text message that links fans to the ballot with the six finalists. Data and text messaging rates may apply.
The FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year will be announced on Wednesday, January 31 during a press conference the week of Super Bowl XLI in South Florida.
Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. If Palmer wins the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year award, FedEx will donate $25,000 to Cincinnati Children's Hospital.