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Mike Brown says Bengals won’t trade Carson Palmer

Carson Palmer

We’ll it’s official.  Bengals owner Mike Brown has confirmed that quarterback Carson Palmer has requested a trade.

And Brown says he declined.

We are not trading Carson,” Brown said, in a quote posted by the team on Twitter.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that Palmer wants out, and that he’ll possibly retire if he’s not traded.

Since all of Palmer’s signing bonus money has been counted toward years he has played under his current deal, which runs through 2014, Palmer could retire without having to forfeit to the Bengals any money that he previously has received.

That said, he’d also be giving up nearly $50 million in future salaries, assuming that the Bengals keep him for each of the next four years.

Palmer turned 31 on December 27, 2010, and he presumably has at least another five years left, if he chooses to keep playing.

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53 Responses to “Mike Brown says Bengals won’t trade Carson Palmer”
  1. madtolive5 says: Jan 24, 2011 11:24 AM

    Gotta love Mike Brown..

  2. chapnastier says: Jan 24, 2011 11:25 AM

    It has to say something about the team you are on if you are willing to even consider retirement and lose $50 million just to get out. Sorry Cinci.

  3. joetoronto says: Jan 24, 2011 11:26 AM

    “That said, he’d also be giving up nearly $50 million in future salaries, assuming that the Bengals keep him for each of the next four years.”

    At the end of the day, this is what matters.

    No way he walks away from 50 million.

  4. clintonportisheadd says: Jan 24, 2011 11:27 AM

    “That said, he’d also be giving up nearly $50 million in future salaries, assuming that the Bengals keep him for each of the next four years…”

    Maybe thats why he wants out? He can see the handwriting on the wall and he is the designated fall guy for next years more than likely poor season. Why wait around and get cut and have your market value diminished?

  5. omegalh says: Jan 24, 2011 11:29 AM

    Palmer for Romo. Getter done.

  6. jc1958coo says: Jan 24, 2011 11:30 AM

    too bad, dumb team! trade him and chad start over with a new GM! fire the coach he stinks, glad i’m a packer fan! feel bad for you cinncinati fans.

  7. erniecohen says: Jan 24, 2011 11:32 AM

    What I don’t get is, why now? And what does he gain by burning his bridges like this in public?

  8. A.R. Duckworth says: Jan 24, 2011 11:33 AM

    Bluff well and truely called Carson.

    your move!

  9. hotep999 says: Jan 24, 2011 11:37 AM

    Mike Brown is too stupid & arrogant to take advantage of an opportunity!

  10. danimalk82 says: Jan 24, 2011 11:39 AM

    In related news, Ohio is still the arm pit of American Sports.

  11. footballfan says: Jan 24, 2011 11:39 AM

    I really can’t understand why teams insist on keeping players that don’t want to be there. You have to know they will just be a cancer in the locker room. Look at what guys like T.O., Haynesworth, Ochicinco, and a few others have done to teams with promise.

  12. stilllovemybungles says: Jan 24, 2011 11:41 AM

    I love Palmer, BUT, let him go! He’s not been the same since the 05 injury.. That being said, neither have our receivers. I have been calling for Simpson for 2 years now. If we can win with Palmer, than we can win with any mediocre QB. I would love to see Brat go..AND I wonder if this is not a ploy to push him out.

  13. donterrelli says: Jan 24, 2011 11:42 AM

    Palmer has put up with enough crap from that team. He could be such a great QB if he was in the right system. Mike Brown is an idiot; Palmer’s obviously unhappy there.

  14. Craig says: Jan 24, 2011 11:45 AM

    he can retire, and then unretire and sign with whoever he chooses.

    Cinci is better off getting something for him.

  15. bonniebengal says: Jan 24, 2011 11:46 AM

    Mike Brown should be investigated. He refuses to make any improvements to his team and sits back and collects the revenue sharing from successful teams. Something smells here.

  16. joetoronto says: Jan 24, 2011 11:49 AM

    erniecohen says: Jan 24, 2011 11:32 AM

    What I don’t get is, why now? And what does he gain by burning his bridges like this in public?
    ********************************************************
    I don’t know that he did, Ernie, maybe he did. It’s not so clear if you really look at what this story is based on.

    “ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that Palmer wants out, and that he’ll possibly retire if he’s not traded.”

  17. sadimfromcincy says: Jan 24, 2011 11:50 AM

    He’s not burning a bridge. Mike brown isn’t much of an ally. Carson has been a winner his entire life, and now he’s surrounded by people that dont care about winning. People that are okay with keeping friends employed instead of trying to win at a higher cost. The Guy just wants a chance. I hate to hear this, but I’ve been saying he should be shippedfor a few years, for his own sake. Minnesota would be a good fit, or even Arizona. Give him a shot. Lord knows mike brown wont give him the tools he needs to succeed.

  18. chucknoll says: Jan 24, 2011 11:53 AM

    I LOVE IT! GO STEELERS

  19. idriveamoped says: Jan 24, 2011 11:53 AM

    @erniecohen Why public? Palmer knows he has the fans of the Bengals eating out of the palm of his hand. He is setting himself us to be a martyr .

  20. xstaticonradio says: Jan 24, 2011 11:59 AM

    They both look dumb in this. Palmers’ terrible play was largely the reason for the Bengals stuggles last year. Palmer has some nerve asking out when he’s clearly a major problem, and Mike Brown is an imbecile if he doesn’t take advantage of this opportunity. If the Bengals trade him away, it only helps both of them. Palmer gets a chance to redeem himself elsewhere and the Bengals can draft their next franchise QB and build around him and their young WRs.

  21. cincyorangenblack says: Jan 24, 2011 12:01 PM

    jc1958coo says:
    Jan 24, 2011 11:30 AM
    too bad, dumb team! trade him and chad start over with a new GM! fire the coach he stinks, glad i’m a packer fan! feel bad for you cinncinati fans.

    ————————————————-
    Problem is, Mike Brown pays himself as GM….and will not step down. Nothin against GB, was there week 2 last year when we beat you, and the folks in GB were the nicest fans to opposing teams’ fans I’ve ever seen/heard of/been around. Best of luck in the big one, PLEASE BEAT PITT

  22. cowboyerik says: Jan 24, 2011 12:13 PM

    Just hold him prisoner they was you have so many others Mikey! Truth is you have no other QB on your roster; no preparation for any such contingency, by grievance or injury!

  23. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Jan 24, 2011 12:13 PM

    “he can retire, and then unretire and sign with whoever he chooses.

    Cinci is better off getting something for him.”

    Clearly, you haven’t the faintest clue what you’re talking about. If that were true, anyone who wanted to switch teams would “retire” to get out of there contract. The Bengals would still retain his rights throughout the length of the contract.

    On another note, this has got to be embarrassing for the Bengals. That is one crapfest of a front office.

  24. cincikid513 says: Jan 24, 2011 12:14 PM

    C’MON MAN!

  25. Keep it Real says: Jan 24, 2011 12:23 PM

    The only thing he has to do is refuse to show up for training camp. They will have no other choice. A team can not go through voluntary workouts and training camp without the starting quarterback on board. See Jay Cutler

  26. enders9 says: Jan 24, 2011 12:25 PM

    footballfan says: Jan 24, 2011 11:39 AM

    I really can’t understand why teams insist on keeping players that don’t want to be there. You have to know they will just be a cancer in the locker room. Look at what guys like T.O., Haynesworth, Ochicinco, and a few others have done to teams with promise.

    ——————

    lol @ putting Chad in the same category as TO and Haynesworth.

  27. laxer37 says: Jan 24, 2011 12:26 PM

    “We’re not trading Carson Palmer”

    He did say however, that Jordan Palmer is available for a bag of used footballs.

  28. krow101 says: Jan 24, 2011 12:26 PM

    No one will meet their asking price of a 7th round pick.

  29. mattsffrd says: Jan 24, 2011 12:26 PM

    classic Bungles

  30. enders9 says: Jan 24, 2011 12:28 PM

    donterrelli says: Jan 24, 2011 11:42 AM

    Palmer has put up with enough crap from that team. He could be such a great QB if he was in the right system. Mike Brown is an idiot; Palmer’s obviously unhappy there.

    ————————

    So the team you are on is what makes a QB force the ball into double/triple coverage all the time? And stare down WRs the entire play? Or constantly over/under throw your WRs?

    Because these are things that Carson does a majority of the game.

    Carson won’t be a great QB no matter who he plays for.

  31. enders9 says: Jan 24, 2011 12:32 PM

    idriveamoped says: Jan 24, 2011 11:53 AM

    @erniecohen Why public? Palmer knows he has the fans of the Bengals eating out of the palm of his hand. He is setting himself us to be a martyr .

    ———————–

    The only fans eating out of Palmer’s hand are the idiots who truly believe he is still good.

  32. seanmmartin says: Jan 24, 2011 12:34 PM

    Bengals should have kept Fitzpatrick.

  33. whocares69 says: Jan 24, 2011 12:42 PM

    Mike Brown also stated he will not trade in his 1989 Chevy Lumina either…

  34. uncommon1 says: Jan 24, 2011 12:43 PM

    This is Mike Browns way of trying to get more in trade. Mike is hoping that by saying “We won’t trade Carson” other teams will automatically increase their bid for him. Brown is out-kicking his coverage here because no one will overpay for Carson. He should look for fair market value and be happy with that.

  35. coachstram says: Jan 24, 2011 12:46 PM

    Why dont the Raiders and Bengals just merge – you cant tell ‘em apart, anyway.

    I pity Bengal fans. At the mercy of what is one of the two worst front offices in the NFL.

    Oakland Bengals, anyone?

  36. kosarsmyidol says: Jan 24, 2011 12:52 PM

    krow101 says:
    Jan 24, 2011 12:26 PM
    “No one will meet their asking price of a 7th round pick.”

    Ouch. Harsh, but hilarious.

  37. evanhartford says: Jan 24, 2011 1:00 PM

    I would take Carson Palmer over Mark Sanchez any day of the week. My Jets need to get real and understand that Sanchez is not a franchise quarterback.

  38. cityofchampyinz says: Jan 24, 2011 1:04 PM

    Palmer is the most overrated QB in the NFL. The reality is, hes a really good back-up QB.

  39. scytherius says: Jan 24, 2011 1:07 PM

    Just another franchise killed by an inept owner. While that award goes to Dan Snyder … in perpetuity. Brown is in the top 3.

  40. swolt513 says: Jan 24, 2011 1:08 PM

    I’m a fan, born and raised in cincy but there are alot of flaws in the bengals organization. First off Carson is not the QB today that he was when he came here. He sucks at scrambling and is afraid to run the ball, maybe its because he only comes to practice twice a week. 2nd, Marvin Lewis needs to go somewhere. I think I speak for all Bengals fans when I say “he’s worn out his welcome.” Mike Brown doesn’t care how stupid we look out there as long as he is making money. Jerome Simpson has been living Chad’s shadow for the past 2 years. Maybe a new QB “Cam Newton” hint hint is what the bengals need.

  41. thedudesnotin says: Jan 24, 2011 1:11 PM

    If I were Carson, I would wait until after the draft to reitre.

    I feel sorry for the Cinci fans. No teams fanbase deserves this.

  42. Deb says: Jan 24, 2011 1:14 PM

    Carson shouldn’t have said anything about wanting to leave. Chances are, if Brown thought he wanted to stay, he’d have dumped him.

  43. edenprairiemn says: Jan 24, 2011 1:15 PM

    Carson Palmer doesn’t need to “request a trade.” He was going to be traded anyway. He is not a very good QB and I would not want him as a starter on my squad. Maybe backup… maybe…

  44. jackleone says: Jan 24, 2011 1:19 PM

    I don’t blame Mike Brown. Just call his bluff.

  45. richc111 says: Jan 24, 2011 1:24 PM

    I am a Buffalo Bills fan and all I have to say is could they realign the division so we can have Cincy in our division.

  46. rebeljpl says: Jan 24, 2011 1:27 PM

    To hell with Mile Brown. I totally understand why he wants out of that black hole of an organization. I hope he does not retire though, will miss watching him on Sundays wherever he is playing.

  47. workshed556 says: Jan 24, 2011 1:31 PM

    Mike Brown is to blame.

    He is the common denominator in all of the horrible bungling teams that the Bengals have put out over the last 20 years. No other franchise owner is as pathetic as Brown, not even that zombie in Oakland. He has destroyed the legacy of his father.

    There is no sign any one else in the Brown family could do a better job either.

  48. pookphi says: Jan 24, 2011 1:31 PM

    It’s just one more thing that tightwad nutjob Mike Brown has done to run his dad’s team into the ground. As long as the money keeps rolling in, and as long as the Brown/Blackburn family holds control of the Bengals franchise, stuff like this is going to keep coming out at the end of the alimentary canal. They refuse to grasp the true cost of being competitive in the NFL, and they’re content with being bottom-feeders because it still pays decent money.

    Assuming the owners and union agree on a labor deal, trade Palmer outside the conference for a couple of draft picks, sign someone not named Leinart or Clausen, and “rebuild.”

  49. theroc5156 says: Jan 24, 2011 1:33 PM

    This franchise won’t win anything until Mike Brown is no longer the owner.

    Until then, we Bengal fans have nothing to root for outside of the occasional win against the Steelers.

  50. coldtool says: Jan 24, 2011 2:02 PM

    Being a Bengals’ fan, I appreciate the things Carson has done for us, and dont blame him for wanting to leave. Management has, and always will be the achilles heal of this franchise.
    I do see him being the rock thrown thru this house of glass. I dread the coming years. Gonna be the 90′s all over again.

  51. slow2speak says: Jan 24, 2011 2:13 PM

    Come on man! Does anyone remember the instability of this position for the years prior to Carson? Klinger, Blake, O’Donnell, Mitchell, Smith, Frerotte, Kitna…the list of horrible options at the QB position prior to Carson is legendary. (Cam Newton? are you f’ing kidding me? he has Jamarcus Russell/Akili Smith written all over him…which means Mike Brown loves him)
    And to those who are calling Palmer out on playing poorly, his idiot of an offensive coordinator set him up to throw enough pass attempts to set a franchise record. Meanwhile the workhorse RB who ground and pounded his way to the AFC North title just 365 days prior, stands in the backfield as a playaction decoy that fooled no one. Add to that mix two recievers who refused to workout with him in the offseason , one just flat out does his own thing (boxing? really?) and the other signed late and it’s amazing that the fans are calling for his head. Did he have a bad year? Heck yeah the whole team did. Did he call the plays or set up the roster around him? Heck no.
    Any success this team has had in the past 15+ years came in spite of Mike Brown and sadly that was only a very rare occurance.
    As a loyal Sucker…er Bengals fan…I wish you the best Carson.

  52. cincikid513 says: Jan 24, 2011 2:32 PM

    I HATE MYSELF FOR LIKING THE BENGALS! I’MA GO STICK A SHRIMP FORK IN MY EYE!

  53. Deb says: Jan 24, 2011 4:50 PM

    Sooooo pookphi … you’re a Bengals fan? My, my. Guess that explains your “objective” thoughts on the authorities’ findings in Roethlisberger’s case … and why you’re not at all bothered by Brandon Underwood’s antics. ROFL :lol:

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