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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: May 8, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:53 am
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Mike Brown should have a statue in his honor made in Cincy. I can't believe that they got one 1st rounder, let alone a SECOND conditional 1st rounder. WOW! This move screams of something that Al Davis would do, but Raider nation can't blame him for this one. They better Palmer lives up to his potential and makes these picks worth it, cause that's a high price for a QB who hasn't really ever won, and has shoulder issues in the past. I like Palmer, but there's no way I would have paid THIS much to get him.



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:52 am
 

Maybe Mike Brown knew what he was doing all along

Mike Brown has hardly been the poster child for GM success in the NFL but what if this was his plan all along? What if he was simply driving up the price, knowing someone would desperately need Palmer at some point?

Think about it: he takes a stubborn stand against the so-called "greed" of his former #1 pick, and if the other NFL GM's believe he is serious then he's effectively giving the impression only an outrageous offer would pry Palmer away. I'm going to hazard a guess that a starting QB on a playoff bound team goes down at least once per year. So if Brown felt he could rebuild with a guy like Dalton, why not wait for a starting QB to be injured and dangle Palmer to the team that needs him?

I doubt the Raiders would have paid such a hefty price without such an immediate need. 

Thoughts?



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:50 am
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

No dont do this!!! Not two first rounders for Carson, even one is too much. This is crazy!!



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:46 am
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

This is a fleecing.  2 1sts?  Man, Oakland must really think they're going to do something this year.  Wonder if Al would've beenup for this.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:44 am
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

Brown got 2 first rounders for Palmer, oh yeah!!! Go Bengals



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:43 am
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

If Oakland gives up a 1st round pick for a QB that was on the downside and has not played for sometime, I will be blown away.

As a Chiefs fan it pains me to say this but really, Oakland only needs to beat one team in our division this year and that is San Diego.  KC and Denver are not going to challenge this year and with Oakland's D, they could win the division with a backup QB.  That is way too much to pay for Palmer.

Sorry for saying it like this but it looks like Al Davis has returned.




Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:42 am
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

The Raiders were a QB away from being an elite team.  They got the QB.  Now my crazy Raiders SB prediction isn't so crazy (still is I admit, but less so!).  I think it's going to be Raiders vs. Pack/Eagles.  The Raiders are stacked with talent, nobody is going to be able to reliably stop that offense. 



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:41 am
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

I didn't know that raiders were interested in anything but black quaterbacks who could scramble and throw the ball 140 yrds in the air. There are so many just like that coming into next years draft. Oh well. Obvioulsy i"m stuck in the Jim Plunkett era.

Rumor has it, Al Davis will rise again on Oct 31 st and haunt Mike brown for the next 2 yrs.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:41 am
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

I didn't know that raiders were interested in anything but black quaterbacks who could scramble and throw the ball 140 yrds in the air. There are so many just like that coming into next years draft. Oh well. Obvioulsy i"m stuck in the Jim Plunkett era.

Rumor has it, Al Davis will rise again on Oct 31 st and haunt Mike brown for the next 2 yrs.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:40 am
 

Bengals trade Palmer to Raiders for 1st rounders

I didn't know that raiders were interested in anything but black quaterbacks who could scramble and throw the ball 140 yrds in the air. There are so many just like that coming into next years draft. Oh well. Obvioulsy i"m stuck in the Jim Plunkett era.


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