Carson Palmer lost this week's Arizona Cardinals quarterback bucket challenge

Posted at 10:38 AM, Sep 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-18 13:44:24-04

In a tradition that has carried over to this season, Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks, along with cornerback Patrick Peterson, compete in a weekly throwing contest during practice known as the bucket challenge.

The loser of the challenge was made to wear a ridiculous outfit before the team's next game, such as when Peterson wore an elf outfit to last season's road game against the Eagles.

Here's a look at Peterson being very, very happy that he didn't lose this week's competition.

On Sunday morning, we learned the reason behind Peterson's elation: He didn't have to wear this monstrosity. 

The guy wearing the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man suit (from "Ghostbusters" fame) during pregame warmups Sunday also happens to be Sunday's starting quarterback, Carson Palmer.

Don't blame us, Carson: We didn't choose anything.