On Tuesday, Palmer announced his retirement in an open letter to Cardinals fans. "I'm leaving a 38-year-old husband and father of four with memories and experiences that I will treasure for the rest of my life".
Arians has had health issues in recent years, including treatment for diverticulitis and a successful fight against kidney cancer last off-season.
"It's been my f***ing pleasure to be your coach", Arians said. He is admired around the league and well liked in the Cardinals locker room despite the team's inability to replicate their 201 run to the NFC title game.
-Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is being re-assigned to a new role with the team, according to reports.
Stay tuned to see who the Cardinals hire to replace the man who made the Kangol hat look good for the first time since Michael Jordan years ago.
Arians also served as a collegiate head coach from 1983-88, leading the Temple Owls.
It appeared the Denver Broncos were set to search for their fourth head coach in five seasons. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Cardinals have put in a request to interview Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their coaching vacancy. However, the Cincinnati Bengals chose to sit him during his rookie season. Arians will certainly be missed in Arizona, and the Cardinals won't be the same without him.
The 68-year-old Pees has served on coach John Harbaugh's staff since 2010, working as linebackers coach before being elevated to defensive coordinator after Chuck Pagano departed to become the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts in 2012.
A viable, exciting Super Bowl contender as recently as 2015, the Cardinals fell off over the past two season, battling injuries and struggling to match the feats of their once explosive offense.