6 Football Players who Played for Raiders and Cardinals

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Las Vegas Raiders and Arizona Cardinals.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Raiders and Cardinals.

Carson Palmer

Carson Palmer played in the National Football League from 2003 to 2017. Selected first overall in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, Palmer enjoyed a successful career highlighted by three Pro Bowl selections.

After seven seasons with the Bengals, Palmer had a brief tenure with the Oakland Raiders before finding renewed success with the Arizona Cardinals. He had one of his best seasons in 2015, leading the Cardinals to the NFC Championship game and setting franchise records with 4,671 passing yards and 35 touchdowns in the season.

When he retired in 2018, Palmer had amassed 46,247 passing yards, 294 touchdowns, and a 62.5% completion percentage over his 15-year career.

Palmer Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Bengals, Cardinals)
  • 3000+ Yard Passing Season (Bengals, Raiders, Cardinals)

Chandler Jones

Chandler Jones was drafted 21st overall by the New England Patriots in 2012, and his impact on the field was felt immediately. Jones was a crucial component of the Patriots’ defensive line that helped the team to secure a victory in Super Bowl XLIX.

In 2016, Jones was traded to the Arizona Cardinals where his excellent performance continued, culminating in a standout 2017 season where he led the league in sacks with 17.

His ability to disrupt offensive plays and his prowess for sacking quarterbacks have kept him among the top players at his position year after year.

*Jones was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 15)

Jones Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Cardinals)
  • Pro Bowl (Patriots, Cardinals)
  • Super Bowl Champion (Patriots)

Steve Beuerlein

Steve Beuerlein had a long and solid NFL career as a quarterback, spanning 17 seasons from 1987 to 2003.

He was drafted by the Raiders, and while he found success with several teams, his most impressive stint was with the Carolina Panthers from 1996 to 2000, including a Pro Bowl season in 1999 where he threw for a league-leading 4436 yards with 36 touchdowns.

Known for his resilience, Beuerlein moved around a lot during his career, playing for five different teams and amassing over 24,000 passing yards and 147 touchdowns.

Beuerlein Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Panthers)
  • 3000+ Yard Passing Season (Cardinals, Panthers)

Mike Glennon

Mike Glennon is a quarterback who played in the NFL from 2013 to 2022. Drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Glennon started his rookie season as the backup, but later started 13 games.

He showed promise, throwing for 2608 yards and 19 touchdowns with only 9 interceptions in his rookie season. However, Glennon found himself in backup roles in the subsequent years, with stops at the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Over his career, he threw for over 7000 yards and 47 touchdowns.

Josh McCown

Josh McCown, known for his resilience and adaptability, carved out a noteworthy 17-year career in the NFL – mostly as a reliable backup quarterback.

From his entry into the league with the Arizona Cardinals in 2002, he played for 9 different teams, a few times as the starting QB, but also stepping in and performing effectively whenever called upon when he wasn’t.

He threw for over 17,000 yards and 98 touchdowns, holding a career passer rating of around 80. Particularly impressive stints came with the Chicago Bears in 2013 and the New York Jets in 2017.

Michael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree played collegiately at Texas Tech University, where he had a stellar career from 2006 to 2008. He won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top wide receiver in both his freshman and sophomore years.

In the 2009 NFL Draft, Crabtree was selected 10th overall by the San Francisco 49ers. During his time with the 49ers, he became a key target for the team, contributing to their success, including a Super Bowl appearance in 2012 (also had over 1100 receiving yards that year).

Crabtree signed with the Oakland Raiders in 2015 and became one of their primary receivers. He had a productive three-year stint with the Raiders, including a 1,000-yard season in 2016. After his time with the Raiders, Crabtree had brief spells with the Ravens in 2018 and the Cardinals in 2019.

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