October 18, 2011

Report: Raiders Trading First-Round Pick for Carson Palmer: The Oakland Raiders are reportedly working out a deal to get quarterback Carson Palmer from the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for a 2012 first-round pick and a conditional 2013 second-round pick that becomes a first rounder if the Raiders win a playoff game this year. Raiders head coach Hue Jackson was Palmer's quarterbacks coach in Cincy from 2004-06. Palmer, under contract through 2014, has been retired from football because he wasn't traded in the off-season.

posted by BornIcon to football at 12:57 PM - 17 comments

Jay Glazer is reporting the same thing:

The Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders are very close to a deal that would send the former Cincy starting quarterback to Oakland to take the place of injured Jason Campbell in exchange for a first-round pick in 2012 and a conditional draft pick in the future.

posted by NoMich at 10:39 AM on October 18, 2011

2012 first rounder! Wow, the Raiders give those things away. I'd be happy to see Palmer get out from under Mike Brown either way.

posted by yerfatma at 11:53 AM on October 18, 2011

If it goes through this is a really good deal for the Bengals.

posted by insomnyuk at 12:11 PM on October 18, 2011

That seems like a heavy overpayment considering Carson is practically missing an elbow these days.

Of course, one-elbowed Palmer is probably still a marked step up from Kyle Boller.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:22 PM on October 18, 2011

That is way too high of a price for Palmer. David Garrard is available, and he is a step up from Boller as well. And, you can have him without giving up any draft picks.

posted by bperk at 12:26 PM on October 18, 2011

Garrard's not an option. News broke yesterday he needs back surgery that puts him out 4-6 weeks.

posted by rcade at 12:48 PM on October 18, 2011

2 first round picks for Carson? Thats mindblowing. I mean the raiders should make the playoffs. Are we sure Al is really dead? This sounds like something he would do.

posted by Debo270 at 01:17 PM on October 18, 2011

The Glazer family just called the Brown family to tell them they haven't asked the Davis family for enough yet.

posted by beaverboard at 01:41 PM on October 18, 2011

This has to happen -- I've already picked up Carson in the SpoFi FF League. :)

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:52 PM on October 18, 2011

This Bengals fan is ecstatic to hear this news. For one thing, I live close enough to Oakland to go watch Palmer play a game or two before he's done. I still like the guy, and sympathize with his position.

On the other hand, I was raised in Cincy and stay true to the organization, Mike Brown be damned. I'd love to see some more pieces to the already promising team get added through extra early round draft picks. The team has a nice offensive nucleus with Dalton, Green, Gresham, and a quality young O-line (no sacks or tackles allowed to Freeney and Mathis last Sunday!). I stud running back would be nice, as would a receiver without a weed selling habit. The defense is fairly sound, too, but a nice big tackle to clog the middle would help, as would a cornerback to replace Joseph.

But who am I kidding. Brown won't hire a scouting team or a qualified GM to make personnel decisions, so the Bengals will piss away the extra picks like yesterday's cranberry juice. Until that happens, I will remain naively optimistic.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:59 PM on October 18, 2011

Palmer hasn't been the same since his knee got torn up. He's afraid to step into his throws and sails a ton of balls. Good deal for the Bengals. Palmer will look good handing the ball off to McFadden, though.

posted by tselson at 02:28 PM on October 18, 2011

Look what Palmer did for Brown.

Or, Mike Brown looks like a genius for once.

posted by tselson at 02:43 PM on October 18, 2011

They can always give a shout-out to Hattiesburg MS.

posted by bo_fan at 03:15 PM on October 18, 2011

This is great that the Bengals are getting all these picks but with owner Mike Brown as stubborn as he is, Jonathan Joseph didn't want to stick around and went as a free agent to sign with Houston. Will they be able to keep any of their free agents once these players are up for new contracts?

posted by insomnyuk at 04:26 PM on October 18, 2011

Will they be able to keep any of their free agents once these players are up for new contracts?

Well, they got Palmer to agree to a nice contract extension in 2005, so he's locked in until 2014. Oh, wait...

posted by tahoemoj at 05:13 PM on October 18, 2011

Is Palmer even in football shape and can they install a game plan for Sunday?

posted by sgtcookzane at 10:02 PM on October 18, 2011

Word is that he's been in football training this whole time. Of course, nothing makes up for losing out on real NFL playing, but it's not like he's been hanging out in a Krispy Kreme with Jaroslav Svoboda (Hurricanes fan inside joke there).

posted by NoMich at 07:02 AM on October 19, 2011

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