UPDATE 1:25 PM EST
The Carson Palmer trade to #Cardinals is official, source confirmed. His new salary? $20M over 2 years.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 2, 2013
Carson Palmer’s deal with the Cardinals is worth up to $20 million over two years, with $10 million guaranteed.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 2, 2013
Source close to Fitzgerald told me, “He thinks this was the best option for the team to be competitive. He’s really happy.” — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) April 2, 2013
If Palmer is paid $10 million+ in 2013 that like Rapoport suggests, he would be one of the 5 highest-paid QBs in the NFL.
The trade that would send Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals has apparently hit a snag, but both sides still hope to make the deal happen, as Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, Palmer had dinner with Cardinals executives last night. Palmer could try to force his release because the Raiders can’t afford to keep him on the roster after trading for Seattle Seahawks backup QB Matt Flynn. A deal is still expected to be reached, but when it will get done is currently unknown.
Offensive tackle Branden Albert and the Kansas City Chiefs have been going through some strife this offseason after the franchise tag, and he may not be around to reap the benefits of it, as the Chiefs are actively shopping Albert in hops of moving him before the NFL Draft.
Albert made an appearance on the NFL Network this morning, and he wants clarity now:
If I’m going to be traded. (I want to know) if I’m going to be there long-term. Right now, everything is uncertain.
I want that long-term commitment. But as you know in football, you don’t have too much control of the situation. I want to play for the Chiefs, but I want that commitment long-term.
I want to know the answer. I don’t want to be in limbo. Ever since the end of the season, I’ve been in limbo.I want a definitive answer of what’s going to happen with me.