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Dan Marino: Dolphins should trade third-round pick for Carson Palmer

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For 17 seasons, Dan Marino was the Dolphins’ starting quarterback. For a few days, he ran the Dolphins’ front office. Now Marino has a suggestion for how Miami’s current front office should acquire its next starting quarterback.

Marino believes that the Dolphins should send a third-round draft pick to the Bengals in exchange for Carson Palmer.

“I’ve always liked Carson,” Marino told the Miami Herald. “For a third-rounder, I would do it.”

Of course, the Bengals have insisted that they’re not going to trade Palmer, who says he’d retire before returning to Cincinnati. And all indications are that Palmer wants to be traded somewhere closer to home in California. Plus, there are no indications that the Dolphins want a 31-year-old quarterback coming off a mediocre season. And the lockout would have to end before a trade could get done.

So it’s probably safe to say Marino’s proposed trade won’t happen.

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39 Responses to “Dan Marino: Dolphins should trade third-round pick for Carson Palmer”
  1. tednancy says: Apr 1, 2011 7:13 AM

    Marino has a point. Palmer looks like one of those guys that would instantly benefit from a change in scenery, esp. since that involves getting out of a place like Cincy.

    But it looks like Mike Brown will screw his own fans yet again by keeping him.

  2. dewalt2990 says: Apr 1, 2011 7:16 AM

    It’s going to take more than a 3rd if there’s any kind of a bidding war for him….which there will be.

  3. superbengalfan says: Apr 1, 2011 7:18 AM

    Dan’s dreaming.

    Mike wouldn’t go for less than a 2nd round pick and possibly would hold out for a 1st.

    Mike might be dreaming on a 1st round pick, but a 2nd round isn’t that far fetched.

  4. broncobeta says: Apr 1, 2011 7:32 AM

    tednancy says:
    Apr 1, 2011 7:13 AM
    Marino has a point. Palmer looks like one of those guys that would instantly benefit from a change in scenery, esp. since that involves getting out of a place like Cincy.

    But it looks like Mike Brown will screw his own fans yet again by keeping him.
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    I couldn’t agree more.

  5. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Apr 1, 2011 7:40 AM

    There is a reason why Marino only worked in the Dolphins front office for 3 weeks….

  6. siggy00 says: Apr 1, 2011 7:43 AM

    Palmer’s done. The ONLY time he does anything is when he’s down big and teams pull back.

    He’s nothing more than a name at this point. Just watch his games the last two seasons.

  7. Al Davis says: Apr 1, 2011 7:49 AM

    I Dislike that all free agent stories are followed by “And the lockout would have to end before a trade could get done.”

  8. Davo says: Apr 1, 2011 7:57 AM

    A 3rd is great value, if you can get it. I’m not sure I see a mid round pick in the 3rd getting it done though.

  9. tomcous says: Apr 1, 2011 7:57 AM

    I don’t believe players can be traded before a new CBA … and that’s not happening before the draft.

  10. billinva says: Apr 1, 2011 7:59 AM

    The Bungles will want more.

  11. hnirobert3 says: Apr 1, 2011 8:05 AM

    Palmer’s done. The ONLY time he does anything is when he’s down big and teams pull back.

    He’s nothing more than a name at this point. Just watch his games the last two seasons.

    +++++++++++++

    Just like Kurt Warner was “done” during his time with the G-Men?

  12. bengalsown says: Apr 1, 2011 8:05 AM

    I think Dan Marino has had one too many concussions.

    A third round draft pick? Give me a break.

  13. grpatriot says: Apr 1, 2011 8:05 AM

    Wonderlick score 0f 15? Dan, there isn’t a CBA?

  14. bonniebengal says: Apr 1, 2011 8:06 AM

    1. He only wants to go to West Coast teams

    2. Mike Brown isn’t going to trade him anyway.

  15. jjtruck says: Apr 1, 2011 8:16 AM

    Well if the bengals only take a third round pick that would be one of the most one sided trades in the history of the NFL. For the fact if goes to san fran, the cards, dolphins, or Vikes they will all be bumped up to playoff teams. And will destroy the bengals

  16. tncm333 says: Apr 1, 2011 8:21 AM

    Cinci wouldn’t take two 1sts from Washington for Chad Johnson why would they give up a starting QB for just a 3rd?

  17. Kaz says: Apr 1, 2011 8:26 AM

    Carson is worth more than a 3rd round pick. He has been the Bengals the last 8 years. If Kolb can pull a 1st and 3rd after not having done anything in his career, Carson is worth more than a 3rd. The Bears gave 2 first round picks for Cutler and he hadn’t had a winning season since highschool prior to that.

  18. Warren Moon says: Apr 1, 2011 8:35 AM

    Another Ohio player taking his talents to South Beach?

  19. biist says: Apr 1, 2011 8:37 AM

    Put aside the lockout. I think Palmer would be a value-add for Dolphins and could infuse the right mix but the problem is not the location but the team….The Dolphins have been ‘quarterback killers’ since Jay Fiedler. Somewhat like a Cincinnati South. Add to that the ‘small ball’ philosophy of the stumblin, fist-pumping-at-field-goals head coach. If I were Palmer and had the choice of Phins or retire I think I would go with retire.

  20. nunpuncher says: Apr 1, 2011 8:43 AM

    Ever since Marino all Miami ever had was Bums & Band-Aids. Might as well keep up the tradition.

  21. aaronitout says: Apr 1, 2011 8:51 AM

    jjtruck says:
    Apr 1, 2011 8:16 AM
    Well if the bengals only take a third round pick that would be one of the most one sided trades in the history of the NFL. For the fact if goes to san fran, the cards, dolphins, or Vikes they will all be bumped up to playoff teams. And will destroy the bengals

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    Niners or cards I could see making the playoffs with Palmer just because they are in the worst division in football. The Vikings are nowhere near a playoff team even with a decent quarterback. They have no offensive line, Sidney Rice will be leaving, Shianco was a one year wonder, and the defense is old and worn out. The Packers and Bears will be battling it out for the NFCN for the better part of the next decade.

  22. ilpackerbacker says: Apr 1, 2011 8:56 AM

    Man, this is actually a really good idea and it would benefit both teams. I’ve been to Cincy for a Bengals game before and that town loves its two pro teams with a passion. They deserve better than that old hag of an owner.

    It’s cheap, ignorant, selfish guys like him that make me real glad that the Packers have no owner.

  23. berniemadoffsides says: Apr 1, 2011 9:04 AM

    2nd and 4th round picks to Cincy from the Dolphins.

  24. jcjets says: Apr 1, 2011 9:36 AM

    Is Chad Henne really that horrible that the Dolphins would trade for a broken down Carson Palmer?

    Personally, I think Henne is that bad. Hope the Dolphins don’t do this trade!

  25. dbick says: Apr 1, 2011 9:37 AM

    dude is washed up.

  26. tomservo24 says: Apr 1, 2011 9:50 AM

    Considering Carson Palmer’s record vs. the Patriots and Jets, I’m guessing the rest of the AFC would be just fine with this move.

  27. commentcentral says: Apr 1, 2011 9:52 AM

    In other news, defensive backs from the AFC East have begun practicing new endzone dances in anticipation of Palmer moving to the Dolphins.

  28. phinfan says: Apr 1, 2011 9:56 AM

    One mediocre qb teaching a younger mediocre qb is not the path of success I wish for any team, let alone my fins. Let him ruin sanfran!

  29. stevincinci says: Apr 1, 2011 10:03 AM

    Bengals would never accept a 3rd round pick for Palmer. Add Henne to that pick and it might get done.

  30. packerrube13 says: Apr 1, 2011 10:03 AM

    Everyone is forgetting the contract that comes with Palmer, and that is being taken into account for the lower tier pick. He makes way too much money to give up high picks for as well. They would be really lucky to see a 2nd rounder for him. (Not impossible, but unlikely)

  31. thetooloftools says: Apr 1, 2011 10:13 AM

    Carson Palmer will retire because Mike Brown is a horrible owner and THIS is exactly why players don’t want to play for his team. He will force Palmer’s hand and he will walk away and The Bengals will get nothing… just watch.

  32. rippedoffhead says: Apr 1, 2011 10:16 AM

    Carolina should swap 1st round picks for Palmer… 3 spots up in the 1st round seems fair enough…

    Panthers then could take AJ Green, Bowers, Darius, or Peterson at #4. And the Bengals can go ahead and pick Newton/Gabbert.

  33. thefiesty1 says: Apr 1, 2011 10:30 AM

    Yes, but Mike Brown is too stupid to let him go. It would take two firsts to wake him up and then he’d still balk. Dumbest owner in the league.

  34. 1buckeye76 says: Apr 1, 2011 10:46 AM

    The issue is that Mike Brown is Palmer’s biggest fan. If he did decide to trade him, which would REALLY surprise me… it would have to be for a 1, or a high 2 at the very least. It most likely won’t happen though.

  35. FinFan68 says: Apr 1, 2011 10:47 AM

    tncm333 says:
    Apr 1, 2011 8:21 AM
    Cinci wouldn’t take two 1sts from Washington for Chad Johnson why would they give up a starting QB for just a 3rd?
    **************
    If Palmer is to be believed, they are not giving up a starting QB; they would get a 3rd round pick for a guy that said he would quit before playing in Cincy.

    I hope they don’t do it. Carson has not been the same since the injury and Henne can be Ok if he gets pushed. I think the smarter move is to take Mallett and push Henne into winning or losing the job outright. He will either mature into a good starting QB or he will become a backup. Mallett could finally be the legit QB of the future, instead of floundering around with has-beens and never-will-be guys since Dan left.

  36. xxspartanx109xx says: Apr 1, 2011 10:53 AM

    I think that Dan has a good point here.
    I’d be interested in seeing how Carson plays with a GOOD reciever in Marshall, it’d be good for Marshall as well to have a quarterback who can actually throw to him.
    But due to the lockout Palmer is most likely going to just retire this year.

  37. youboettcha says: Apr 1, 2011 11:54 AM

    Of course Marino thinks a 3rd round pick should do it. You don’t want to trade away a 2nd round pick–because they have such a great histroy of developing QBs that cost a 2nd rounder, right? Maybe they’ll actually do what we’re all thinking and actually spend that first round pick on a QB. Teams like the Chargers, Packers, Colts, and Falcons will agree.

  38. quizguy66 says: Apr 1, 2011 1:44 PM

    Great another article on a guy who cannot be traded until things will be settled.

    A mid-3rd round pick to trade Palmer within the conference? No sale. Did Marino call this one into Miami sports talk radio – it sounds like one of those trades that fans phone in that only benefit their team and not the other one.

    If they trade him, he’ll go out of conference and it’d be more along the lines of a 2nd that can conditionally become a first. But even that’s doubtful. And it’s stupid to speculate at this point as no trades can happen. It was useless for me even to type the first sentence of this paragraph.

    -QG

  39. jebdamone says: Apr 1, 2011 2:13 PM

    Oh really marino, would you do it for a third rounder? what a cheddar head. brown has made it pretty clear that he is not going to trade or release palmer but im pretty sure that if he did it would be for more than a 3rd rounder.

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