Two months after he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, wide receiver Antonio Bryant says he’s thrilled to be playing with quarterback Carson Palmer.
And in the process of explaining what he likes about Palmer, Bryant threw one of his previous quarterbacks, Jeff Garcia, under the bus.
“He does the same thing every time,” Bryant said of Palmer, per Bengals.com. “Garcia’s a good player, but you had to run two routes. The route and then the Jeff route.”
Bryant is hardly the first wide receiver to criticize Garcia, but his comments are a little surprising. After all, in Tampa Bay in 2008, Bryant had career highs in catches (83), yards (1,248) and touchdowns (seven), and Garcia was the Bucs’ starting quarterback for most of the season.
Bryant and Garcia also played together in Cleveland in 2004, although only for a few games, as Bryant was traded to the Browns prior to Week Seven, and Garcia lost the starting quarterback job after Week Eleven.