If Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer is bluffing about his intention never to play for the Bengals again, it’s an amazing acting job.
Clark Judge of CBSSports.com is the latest to weigh in and has a pair of sources convinced Palmer won’t ever play for Cincinnati again.
“There’s a peace about him with this decision,” one source close to Palmer told Judge.
Another NFL head coach said there’s no way Palmer would return to Cincinnati. When told the Bengals have no intention to trade him, the head coach said, “Well, then, he’ll retire. He’s not going to play there again.”
(Quick aside: Why does an opposing head coach have information on Palmer that makes him so confident? Talk amongst yourselves.)
We’d fully expect Palmer’s side to take as strong a position as possible at this point in the offseason. But we’re getting to the point that it will be very difficult for Palmer to return to Cincinnati after all these reports.
If nothing else, it will be hard for Palmer to swallow his pride after so many sources close to him say he’s steadfast against ever playing for the Bengals again.