While most all of this NFL off season’s news continues to revolve around legal wrangling, one team continues to generate a lot of rumor buzz, the Arizona Cardinals. Now, yet another quarterback is rumored to be linked to the Arizona Cardinals, current Cincinnati Bengals veteran, Carson Palmer.
The Cardinals have been rumored to be in play for a possible trade for Philadelphia QB Kevin Kolb, Redskins QB Donovan McNabb, Ravens free agent Marc Bulger, and now, Bengals QB Carson Palmer. NFL.com columnist Pat Kirwan thinks that Palmer would be the best fit for the Cardinals. And despite the official word from the Bengals front office about the franchise having no desire to trade Palmer, it appears that the veteran signal caller is serious about his threats of possible retirement.
According to Cincinnati.com, Carson Palmer has sold his house. It was a 5 bedroom, two-story abode which was simply beautiful. I can’t possibly believe that Palmer sold off the house in hopes of renting something for the remainder of his time with the Bengals. Palmer demanded a trade out of Cincinnati or said that he would simply retire from the NFL.
Carson Palmer threw for just shy of 4,000 yards in 2010, 26 touchdowns but he tied a career high 20 interceptions. It’s possible that Arizona might be able to work a trade for Palmer with a cheaper asking price than say Kevin Kolb or Denver’s Kyle Orton, however, how much does Palmer have left. The former USC product also comes with a diminished skill set and an $11.5 million dollar salary for the next two seasons.
A trade for Palmer is definitely a “buyer beware” scenario.