This is probably not this first you have heard of Carson Palmer wanting to leave the Raiders, but if it is, then I have probably made your day.
There are two different reports out of Carson “Stab-You-In-The-Back-With-A-Knife-In-His” Palmer, (Yes that was drawn out and elaborate but I do it for you). One of them says that Palmer would rather play for less money else where than take a pay cut a play for the Oakland Raiders. The other states that Palmer would rather be a backup for a contender than play for Oakland.
Can anyone in the greater Cincinnati area say that they are surprised? If you do, then you live under a rock somewhere in the Middle East. And yes, the Middle East was necessary because third world countries get all of the NFL Gear that says, “2012 Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers.”
I’m getting off topic, anyways. To all of the people that say Carson Palmer was just leaving Cincinnati to stand up to ownership, what is your excuse now? He reportedly declined a pay cut from $13 million to $10 million. For a guy that says it is not about money, that is highly hypocritical. The Oakland Raiders are willing to stay with Carson Palmer, “For Now” if he would take a pay cut. Now, if he would (but he won’t) take a pay cut, they could use that lower salary to trade him to a more desperate team, but isn’t that what he wants? To play on another team?
So Carson has refused a pay cut that would have possibly landed him on another team. He is isn’t a very smart business man. He is a terrible team-mate. And, this could end up resulting in Carson Palmer never taking a snap as a starting QB in the NFL again.
P.S. I would love to have a reporter ask Palmer, “Carson, since you would rather play for less money on another team, and be a backup for a contender, would you ever consider backing-up Andy Dalton?.” Oh how GLORIOUS of a question that would be. Just to see the look on his face.
So to Carson Palmer who is sitting in his home in California: How are the Bengals looking now?