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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: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:25 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

I never liked or had faith.in u.s.c. quarterbacks.I think that cinci came out smelling like a rose.what a waisted trade for the raiders.



Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:25 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Great job MarlinNole84



Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Well written MarlinNole84!!!!



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:23 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

lol it's funny to me that people think the Bungles "won."  Who are they going to take with those draft picks?  A couple of felons?

The Raiders are going to the playoffs.  The Bungles aren't, and won't.



Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

 The waiders gave up TWO  1st rd picks for Carson Palmer?? Al Davis is rolling over in his grave pissed off!!!
Great job Waiders, once again you go out and give away draft picks....Better hope you *MAKE* the playoffs, You know you WON'T win the AFC West!!! If you Waider fans honestly think Carson Palmer is going to give you a SB your dumber than dirt....

Great Job Cincy, you made the right choice, these Two  1st rd picks will only make your team better, unlike the Waiders!!!!



Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:13 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

I believe the Raiders gave up too much for a beat up, average at best QB. The funny thing is that the Bengals will likely do something stupid with the picks!



Since: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:12 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Steelers Nation has watched Carson Palmer torment us for years; though we've usualy won with greater overall talent.  I wish Palmer well in Oakland!



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

I'm glad Palmer was able to play this card and it worked out for him.
 
I'm very curious how his new team will take him though?  Seeing as he quit (for good reason) on a team before, he might have to really work for the acceptance of his new teammates.

So long as he tosses for 300+ with a few touchdowns a game, I think he'll be fine.

Winning fixes everything!



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Ok, I like Campbell.  Never been a hater at all.  But really?  Palmer is MUCH more accurate.  Has a much better descision making ability, and also isnt afraid to take risks.  Palmer is a pro bowler, heck a few years back he was considered one of the best.  Campbell has never made the pro bowl. 

I like the move, a bit expensive but we needed it.

playoffs!!!!!



Since: Feb 23, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Hey a little upgrade compared to Boller. Hope Palmer has been working out somewhere. Raiders just gave away too much for a guy yet to win a postseason game on top of USC guys coached by Carroll are failures.


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