We’ve noticed lately that it appears the Bengals might be cracking a bit in regards to QB Carson Palmer’s demands to be traded. There’s been talk he could land with the Cardinals or the Dolphins, and it makes sense that Cincinnati would rather get something of value for Palmer instead of letting him retire.
Speaking with the Cincinnati Enquirer’ s Joe Reedy and Bengals.com’s Geoff Hobson, Brown said, “I want him back and I will just leave it at that. I haven’t talked to any other team about him and I have no plans to trade him.”
Right, but what happens if/when Palmer retires, and you lose your nine-figure investment in him?
“I’ve seen any number of players who at one point did not want to reenlist come back and be quite happy about it,” Brown said. “It depends how it goes. As far as getting value, I don’t see any opportunity to get what I consider to be value. Having said that it doesn’t make sense to look to trade. It only makes sense to wait and hope Carson comes around.”
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