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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: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2011 1:03 pm
 

SDPRIDE17, i'll bet you're as dumb as you look...

Palmer wasn't benched you moron. Research before opening your retarded ***.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

no palmer wasnt benched. he refused to play for the bungles. yes i spelt it that way on purpose cuz they suck. the bungles will still fuck up a first round pick with mike brown in charge.



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Write .... Before adding Palmer

The average age of an Oakland Raider is 25.9 years old. 

The average age makes them the 8th youngest team in the NFL.




Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

That was a high price to pay for a guy who has been on a couch for 9 months.  how long will it take to get him in shape and up to speed.  1 first and a potential additional first rounder was a lot to pay.  Raiders must have no faith in the backups on the roster.



Since: Oct 18, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 12:58 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Anyone know if he has thrown a football in 6 months?



Since: Oct 18, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Anyone know if he's even thrown a football in 6 months?



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Vegas odds on the Raiders going to the SB at the start of the season were 40 to 1, new odds after getting Palmer are 18 - 1. That should tell everyone quite a bit.



Since: Aug 28, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Raider fan here...  I am not unhappy about Palmer being a Raider... But at that price, wow!  WAY too much.  And as for the notion that the Raiders are "one of the youngest" teams in the NFL... Not exactly accruate.  .

Raiders are the 13th youngest Defense in the NFL and the 19th youngest Offense.  The age on their offense is largely backups or replaceable. (Barnes, Carlisle, J. Campbell, Boller)  They have some youth in the right spots though. 

Their D-line is getting up there in age though with Seymour, Henderson and Kelly all being in their 30's.  It would have been nice to add some beef to that D-Line via the draft.  We shall wait until 2014 now.  Let's hope that the Elders they have hold up for a couple seasons. 



Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

In a nutshell the Raiders got their verticle passer and the bengals got something unexpected for him



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 12:48 pm
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

i wish the best with Palmer, but I think you are going to awfully disappointed if you are hanging your hat on Pryor being the next franchise QB in oakland.
Yeah, it's pretty hysterical that anyone who has seen Terrelle Pryor play thinks he's going to be a starting QB in the league.  I give him two years sucking up a roster spot before he's selling cars.


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