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Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:18 am
Edited on: October 18, 2011 1:57 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson



One of the names I mentioned in Sorting the Sunday Pile for the Raiders in their search to replace Jason Campbell was retired Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer. But even though the Raiders were reportedly trying to get Palmer, it seemed a highly unlikely end result, given the stubborn nature of Cincy owner Mike Brown.

But Oakland found a way to pry Palmer away from the Bengals, dealing a 2012 first-round draft pick and a 2013 conditional first-round pick to the Bengals for the no-longer-retired quarterback. Reports indicate that the 2013 conditional pick is a first-round pick only if Oakland wins at least one playoff game.

CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman confirms that the trade -- as originally reported by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports -- is a done deal. Glazer noted that Hue Jackson's close relationship with Brown -- Jackson was the former wide receivers coach in Cincinnati -- helped grease the wheels.

What likely helped grease the wheels more? The first-round draft pick that the Raiders gave the Bengals ... because they had to. As Ryan noted yesterday, the Raiders aren't exactly stocked with draft picks these days, having already given up their second-, fourth- and seventh-round picks in trades, and used their third-round pick on Terrelle Pryor.

Palmer to the Raiders

In other words, the Raiders only had one real pick of value in 2012 to give up, and they were apparently willing to move it in order to make themselves a contender for the remainder of the year.

More than anything, though, Mike Brown deserves a tremendous round of applause for absolutely crushing this scenario with Palmer. He called the quarterback's bluff, refused to deal the quarterback, landed a new franchise guy in Andy Dalton, and then when a team got really desperate, received two first-round picks in exchange.

The conditional pick is likely something that involves the Raiders making the postseason and/or riding Palmer to the Super Bowl; at least one would hope anyway. Otherwise, Oakland has, once again, undervalued draft picks.

It's worth noting, though, that the Raiders are anticipating a slew of compensatory draft picks in 2012, because free agents Nnamdi Asomugha, Zach Miller, Robert Gallery and Thomas Howard all departed the Bay Area.

Also worth noting: Jason Campbell's time as a Raider is now finished, for all intents and purposes. He's a free agent after this season and given the committment Oakland gave to Palmer plus Campbell's injury, it's hard to imagine him playing another snap for Oakland.

They are, at least now, all in on Carson Palmer.


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Comments

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2011 3:08 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

I hope you are joking... Luck is going to drop down to the Raiders pick. and Al Davis would have done this deal in a heartbeat. I think he is still managing this team from the grave actually 

The Raiders could lose the rest of their games and still have ZERO CHANCE of Luck dropping down to them.... 4 wins is way too much to get Luck.



Since: Oct 18, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Palmer was not benched for a ROOKIE.  Palmer held out to be traded away from Cincinnati.  They would gladly have played him had he chosen to play.<br /><br />




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Wow!  you do have a serious problem with "FACTS"!!!  He did trade him!  Read your own story. Mike folded!!!  Palmer wins!!!

Yeah right.  You keep telling yourself that and maybe eventually even you will believe it.  Let's keep this simple enough even a dummy can understand.  Mike Brown traded a whiny 32 year old quarterback that was NEVER going to take another snap for his team and that was retiring for at least a 1st and a 2nd round pick.  And if Oakland wins a playoff game it becomes 2 first round picks.   This is for a guy that's NOT EVEN ON THE BENGALS ROSTER MAN.... don't you get it?  He got so much for a guy that wasn't even on the team anymore !!!! LOL

And here I believed people when they said Al Davis died.... I'm starting to believe what people used to say about Elvis a long time ago... maybe Big AL is still alive and well, because only he would have made that trade.  Oh wait, maybe Jerry Jones makes that trade as well, nobody will know for sure.   LOL 



Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 3:01 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

As a Bengals' fan, i'd like to say Congratulations to Carson!  i was a big Carson Palmer fan and think he could have been a HOFamer with a good-fit support team.  As a Bengals' fan and fan of football and good-people, i am glad to see Carson will be playing again.
 



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

dont worry steelers fan. mike brown will draft some more WR's instead of OL. or Db's lb's amongst other positions they need.



Since: Feb 23, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:52 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

what a great trade for bengals.    as a steeler fan i am concerned with bengals for years to come . ( cant believe i just said that )



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:52 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Mike now has to pay at least 2 first rounders and 2 second rounders the next 2 drafts, haha. Bound to catch up to the cap by 2013!



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Just a horrible trade for the Raiders here.  So much for being a young, up and coming team when you trade away two first round picks for a has been QB.  On the flipside, this trade is a boon for the Bengals franchise.  I thought terrible deals died with big Al.  Guess not.



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Not a Palmer hater, but after seeing him throw the ball in a bunch of games last year, i was certain that he had some kind of shoulder/ rotator cuff issue...he looked like Obama throwing a football.

my prediction is that he will pass his physical, but bust in Oakland.



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Mike Brown deserves a tremendous round of applause for absolutely crushing this scenario with Palmer. He called the quarterback's bluff, refused to deal the quarterback,
Wow!  you do have a serious problem with "FACTS"!!!  He did trade him!  Read your own story. Mike folded!!!  Palmer wins!!!


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