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Mike Brown mum on possible Carson Palmer trade


The NFL’s annual trading deadline comes in a week.  With the Bengals at 3-2 and rookie quarterback Andy Dalton playing very well, owner Mike Brown could be tempted to move quarterback Carson Palmer.

If Brown is, he isn’t saying.

I don’t have a thing to say about that,” Brown said at the ownership meetings in Houston, according to Steve Wyche of  Per Wyche, Brown also said he doesn’t like to comment on football matters.

Of course, that policy didn’t stop Brown from commenting strongly on Palmer’s status after the lockout ended.

As explained in our Week Five 10-pack, there’s no reason to trade Palmer within the next week, since the Bengals could get more by launching an auction for Palmer in the offseason.  With the Bengals likely to get one or more 2012 draft picks if the trade happens now or later, why not wait until later?

There’s also a chance that the Bengals could get an even better package for Palmer if a team that needs a quarterback can’t get the quarterback the team wants via free agency or the draft.

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66 Responses to “Mike Brown mum on possible Carson Palmer trade”
  1. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 11, 2011 6:38 PM

    They’ll have to wait to trade him. Any team that needs a quarterback at this point would be better off losing games to get Luck.

  2. Nevis says: Oct 11, 2011 6:39 PM

    Seattle makes sense… Need + Carroll connection.

  3. trbowman says: Oct 11, 2011 6:39 PM

    It’s not happening, end of story.

  4. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Oct 11, 2011 6:39 PM

    Will the dream team sign him ?

  5. rambo08 says: Oct 11, 2011 6:40 PM

    It’s amazing to see how inept Mike Brown is.

  6. cardmagnet says: Oct 11, 2011 6:48 PM

    Miami should pursue a trade for Palmer, assuming the Bengals aren’t going overboard on demand.

  7. profootballwalk says: Oct 11, 2011 6:49 PM

    “With the Bengals likely to get one or more 2012 draft picks if the trade happens now or later, why not wait until later?”
    Is this really hard to figure out? Because a team needing him now would pay more for him than at the end of the year, when he’s a year older.

  8. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 11, 2011 6:50 PM

    Everyone assumes there’s a market for him.
    Outside of Seattle, I’m not sure.

  9. deepseabreeze says: Oct 11, 2011 6:50 PM

    if, and im saying if because he’s played well so far, jason campbell struggles down the stretch and doesn’t lead the raiders to the playoffs, look for oakland to be a viable option.

  10. tallguyme says: Oct 11, 2011 6:52 PM

    LOL at the thought that this lumbering tree is the answer to anyone’s prayers. He’s a ginger Drew Bledsoe, in fact, have you ever seen the two together in the same place at the same time? hmmmmmm?

  11. peester15 says: Oct 11, 2011 6:52 PM

    No team wants to pick up his contract for an average QB

  12. macker1283 says: Oct 11, 2011 6:53 PM

    Why do the trade now isntead of later? Umm…how about the aging washed up Palmer will be even a year older next year, therefore decreasing his value.

  13. thesportsguy52 says: Oct 11, 2011 6:55 PM

    There seems to be this mindset coursing through the league that implies that Pete Carroll is some genius who can take any former USC player and win. I don’t see the credibility. Overrated if you ask me. I hope they get Palmer and prove to everyone that there are more problems in Seattle than just the QB.

  14. starfan79 says: Oct 11, 2011 6:56 PM

    Now that Al is gone, no trade will happen.

  15. stampnhawk says: Oct 11, 2011 7:00 PM

    Nah, Seattle MAY be in the running in the offseason. Until then, its either of the $4m men in Jackson or Whitehurst, the latter who’s contract is up at the end of the year.

    If Jackson is hurt, and the Seahawks need a backup for this year AND Carroll really wants to go to a USC player (not always a guarantee, see White, Lendale an Tatupu, Lofa), Leinart would come much cheaper.

  16. drumbug7 says: Oct 11, 2011 7:02 PM

    Teams have to be leery. When Tampa traded for Jake plummer, and he up and retired, did they still lose that draft pick? Is that a risk you want to take, for a qb that would play the retirement card if he wasn’t happy playing there?

  17. thefiesty1 says: Oct 11, 2011 7:02 PM

    What an a-hole. Trade him to the Fins, today and get their first round draft pick in 2012. This guy is a complete idiot for an owner.

  18. vikesfansteve says: Oct 11, 2011 7:05 PM

    The Vikings could have used him but now it seems a little too late.

    The Star Tribune had an article the other day & in it there was a link to the coaches talking about Ponder & apparently he isn’t looking so good.

    So maybe the Vikings would go for it.

  19. brintfatre says: Oct 11, 2011 7:06 PM

    Dallas need to ask if they would take Romo for him straight up!

  20. milehiskins says: Oct 11, 2011 7:08 PM

    I think it makes a lot of sense for the Redskins to consider going full force after CP. With Grossman, Beck and whoever else they have in the pen, it doesn’t look like they have a lot of firepower at the most important position.

  21. derekjetersmansion says: Oct 11, 2011 7:08 PM

    Boy, Carson really screwed this up, did he?

    Not sure how they have a better record with him.

  22. medialovesthecowboys says: Oct 11, 2011 7:13 PM

    Regardless of the fact that Mike Brown is right, Carson should honor his contract, point is: as usual the Bungles missed the boat. They could have traded him this offseason to San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, or possibly even Washington. Now at this juncture, Alex Smith looks like a first round talent, Rex Grossman is rolling, Seattle is again overachieving (though it won’t last), and Miami is competing for Luck. Total waste.

  23. ajverde says: Oct 11, 2011 7:17 PM

    what if a trade would make the team better this year? why not do it? — doesn’t have to be for draft picks.

  24. deadeye says: Oct 11, 2011 7:27 PM

    “What an a-hole. Trade him to the Fins, today and get their first round draft pick in 2012. This guy is a complete idiot for an owner.”


    Not even Miami is dumb enough to trade a first for Palmer. The most Cincy would get is someone’s fifth.

    Fans almost always over-value veteran players when compared to draft picks.

  25. jhorton83 says: Oct 11, 2011 7:29 PM

    Why exactly would a team give up anything for Carson Palmer? Why exactly is he considered a hot commodity? He hasn’t been any good since 2006. He throws backbreaking interceptions that have killed the Bengals in recent years. And a rookie quarterback is playing better for that team now than Carson did last year. You’d have to be an idiot to give up draft picks for Carson Palmer.

  26. bucks12965 says: Oct 11, 2011 7:30 PM

    Why would anyone give up a draft pick (let alone multiple picks) for a QB with diminished skills, a bad attitude, and an $11mil/per year salary?

  27. cmack21 says: Oct 11, 2011 7:34 PM

    It really dosent matter what team he end up with even if he comes back. He’s a quitter, plain & simple. He’s just going to quit on the next team. Punk!

  28. kwgator says: Oct 11, 2011 7:40 PM

    Carson who???

    Dalton runs this team …. ROADHOUSE!!!

  29. greeneblitz says: Oct 11, 2011 7:41 PM

    The Bangles would get far more from a team like say Pete Carrol’s Seahawks NOW, rather than wait till the season ends.

  30. voyager6 says: Oct 11, 2011 7:47 PM

    The Bengals don’t need 2012 draft picks they have two for Ocho plus at least one comp pick for Joseph.

    What the team needs NOW is a starting Left Guard to protect the franchise of the future. With a starting LG in his prime, the Bengals would be a legitimate playoff contender.

    Of course that make too much sense. MB is too busy punishing Palmer to think about the success or failure of his team.

  31. jcjets says: Oct 11, 2011 7:55 PM

    how do we even know palmer will want to play after sitting a year out? If he’s willing to be traded now, might as well get what you can..

  32. arnoldziffel says: Oct 11, 2011 8:08 PM

    Hey Mikey!

    Maybe you should think of your fan base for once … and do something nice for them – like trading Carson for a player or two … or better yet – a couple of draft picks. That way you could select more players that might help you win.

    That would probably make your Bengal fans happy – you know, those loyal, long suffering louts that pay the bills by purchasing tickets, jerseys … and other such stuff.

    Remember – you didn’t invent the Bengals … you inherited them. That means some other dude GAVE them to you. Maybe you should give something back … give Bengal nation a little more to be positive about.

    Not that I give a rip personally …. I’m a Packer fan … but, I can assure you …. winning lots of football games is, in the long run … much more productive for you than acting like some tight ass who wants to somehow punish a quarterback for disturbing your warped sense of loyalty. After all – you cut players all the time, so you’re not exactly the most loyal person on the planet yourself.

    So go ahead … do something nice for your long suffering Bengal fans. Trade Carson for some other guys that can maybe produce for the Bengals.

  33. drunkenagitator says: Oct 11, 2011 8:09 PM

    No one is parting with a first round pick for Carson Palmer, never gonna happen. MAYBE a three, at best.

  34. rraider says: Oct 11, 2011 8:12 PM


    your probaly right but could be the opposite…

    Now that Al is gone(J. Campbell supporter)……….Hue may want a guy he is more familiar with………

    Dont think so but you never know how Al’s death could affect things..

  35. topcide says: Oct 11, 2011 8:18 PM

    medialovesthecowboys says:
    Oct 11, 2011 7:13 PM
    Regardless of the fact that Mike Brown is right, Carson should honor his contract, point is: as usual the Bungles missed the boat. They could have traded him this offseason to San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, or possibly even Washington. Now at this juncture, Alex Smith looks like a first round talent, Rex Grossman is rolling, Seattle is again overachieving (though it won’t last), and Miami is competing for Luck. Total waste.


    Yeah, and mike brown should honor the contracts of all those players that are cut from his team every year, including the dude on hard knocks that was woken up at 6am by some lackey to let him know he was cut.

    I don’t think much of carson palmer as a QB, but I think even less of brown as an owner.

    Seriously, Brown is the worst owner in sports, can you blame palmer for not wanting to play for a a guy that doesnt have a GM and paid himself a million dollar GM bonus, signs criminals, is a cheap ass, seems commited to mediocraty, and has not shown a desire to do what it takes to win.

  36. backindasaddle says: Oct 11, 2011 8:20 PM

    He’ll scratch every sleazy little nickel out of the situation that he can, continue to have leagues laughing stock scouting department, make foolish bone-headed personnel decisions, not improve the stadium, not improve the team, create bad organizational and team moral, and then turn around and pocket the revenue sharing money. He’s a real piece of work.

  37. imasturbate says: Oct 11, 2011 8:37 PM

    The dumb arse should have traded him when he had value when the lockout was over….they wont get squat for him now….bad move on pure stubbornest! Yes, Mike you won the pissing contest but you could have really gave your business a big boost with a Blackmon being on the other side of AJ Green plus another high draft pick. Glad to see your pride didn’t get in the way of making your team a contender.

  38. artanis72 says: Oct 11, 2011 8:41 PM

    …this situation is actually working out much better for the Bengals than most people thought…the Bengals are not paying his salary unless he shows up, if he does they only pay for the time he is there so he has already lost 5/16th of his eleven million…and oh by the way, he aint gonna show up so the Bengals dont have to pay him

    …moreover, since the team is doing well, there is no need to try and woo him back…whether or not he is traded for picks this year or next or never, it doesnt really matter…he quite and his absence has made this team better

  39. crazysandude says: Oct 11, 2011 8:41 PM

    The Colts could use an insurance package.

    Especially now that Payton’s vertebrae in his neck are welded together.

    Who knows if/when Payton is really coming back, and if he will perform as well as in the past.

    Just say’n…

  40. vacman9100 says: Oct 11, 2011 8:43 PM

    the team that loses out on luck will trade for carson next march or april.

  41. therealsmiley says: Oct 11, 2011 8:53 PM

    I can’t stand when people infer that teams lose intentionally to draft a player. It’s absurd! How do you lose a professional football game intentionally? Please explain this to me. Hail!

  42. cup1981 says: Oct 11, 2011 9:04 PM

    Why trade him? Let the bum sit at home and out of football for the next few years. Payback’s a b@tch!

  43. jcioffi1485 says: Oct 11, 2011 9:07 PM

    Regardless what you think of Brown the NFL owners must have control of their slaves. Palmer signed the contract. He knew that as long as he is functional he’d be paid. No Bengal QB ever refused to play for the franchise when they sucked until Carson decided he wanted out. If I’m brown I make him rot until his contract runs out in four years. The only way I trade him is if I get a great deal and he plays on a team where he is guaranteed to get sacked 80 times a year.

  44. balzosteel says: Oct 11, 2011 9:16 PM

    Folks, we can go back and forth all day long on Mike Brown and the Bengals, and this that and the other….but we are all forgetting the big point here–Carson Palmer just flat out SUCKS!

  45. thefiesty1 says: Oct 11, 2011 9:16 PM

    brown is too addled to even accept a secon or third for Carson. He’s too self-absorbed to punish him rather than trade him.

  46. 00reo says: Oct 11, 2011 9:45 PM

    He wouldn’t trade Carl Pickens. He wouldn’t trade Corey Dillon. He wouldn’t trade Chad until he shut up about demanding a trade… He’s not trading Palmer.

  47. hrdcorbengalsfan says: Oct 11, 2011 9:52 PM

    Are some of you people idiots? He stinks and not worth trading for..who, with any honor, quits on his team? And if an owner lets him do it, what precedent will that set for EVERY team? Let him sit and count his losses…literally.

  48. mwcarolina says: Oct 11, 2011 10:04 PM

    First off, the best thing they will get in a trade NOW is a 2nd or 3rd. no team will give up a 1st for a guy who hasnt played all year and would have to learn a new offense. As for where i WANT him to go, where else??? Washington! unless they start losing, they will NOT be in position to get Luck, Landry Jones or Matt Barkley (all three i would like to have), BUT i don’t see a trade. This is the SAME owner who wouldnt accept TWO first round picks for Chad Ochocinco (who Snyder tried to get by the way).

  49. brealistic says: Oct 11, 2011 10:05 PM

    Why would the Phins at this point trade for CP.
    This brAss want be around after they fold on Monday
    Night against the Jets. And why would CP want to be apart of a rebuilding team for the next 3-5 years along with this nut brain of an owner…

  50. ajverde says: Oct 11, 2011 10:57 PM

    @voyager not that it matters too much – but i’m pretty sure they’ve already traded one of the ocho picks for taylor mays.

  51. ajverde says: Oct 11, 2011 10:57 PM

    @voyager6 i mean

  52. mikel119 says: Oct 11, 2011 11:03 PM


  53. savannahrose44 says: Oct 11, 2011 11:20 PM

    Honestly I don’t blame Palmer for wanting a trade. Mike Brown traded or pissed away every weapon he had because he didn’t want to pay them what they were worth, and then wanted to throw Carson under the buss when their replacements failed to produce.

  54. fister30 says: Oct 11, 2011 11:22 PM

    For those of you hating on Carson Palmer’s “diminished skills”, keep this in mind – he was throwing the ball to receivers who were one (or all) of the following:

    1.) thinking more about their reality TV show than football
    2.) running the wrong routes
    3.) a distraction in the locker room and the huddle
    4.) currently 4th of the Patriot depth chart
    5.) overdosing on pain pills

    The guy can still sling the ball around and only requires receivers running the correct routes and a little time to pick a defense apart. If you want to pass judgement about his quitting on the team go for it, I hated it too. But if you didn’t watch any of the games last year (I watched all of them) then you don’t know anything about his mechanics and arm strength.

  55. realfann says: Oct 11, 2011 11:27 PM

    “there’s no reason to trade Palmer within the next week, since the Bengals could get more by launching an auction for Palmer in the offseason”

    Don’t be so silly, there’s plenty of reasons why he could get traded now.

    And who says he’ll want to play next year?

    He may be worth exactly nothing then whereas he’s suppposedly keeping in shape right now.

    I always thought logic would be a strong suit for a lawyer.

    Apparently not.

  56. freedomispopular says: Oct 11, 2011 11:46 PM

    It’s too bad it’s had to turn out like this. At one point in time, the Roethlisberger/Palmer rivalry looked like it was gonna be fun for years.

  57. zinn22 says: Oct 12, 2011 12:21 AM

    He would be a huge upgrade for the Jets. Suddenly the Jets running game, passing game and defense gets better with the addition of one player.

    Imagine the Jets offense where defenses would have to respect the QB and not think of the Jet QB as an opportunity for a defensive TD.

  58. 7thlombardiontheway says: Oct 12, 2011 12:49 AM

    You know you have a bad owner when he takes a personal approach to business.

  59. truthserum4u says: Oct 12, 2011 4:10 AM

    How is waiting a better option?

    Outside of some free agent retreads and backups and David Garrard, trading for a QB is your only option to obtain one now. By waiting not only do these same options exist but so does the draft and this next draft is expected to be QB rich.

    Supply and demand says now is the time not later.

  60. botchedextrapoint says: Oct 12, 2011 4:13 AM

    If he was to be traded what do you think the chances are that he is not in shape.

  61. jerruhjones21 says: Oct 12, 2011 5:01 AM

    ginger Drew Bledsoe…

    ha ha ha perfect…

  62. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 12, 2011 7:42 AM

    If I had to describe Mike Brown as a franchise “owner” in a word…(and I say “owner” just because he is really just the son of a real “owner”) that word would be, Flacid.

  63. bigdaddybullwhip says: Oct 12, 2011 8:08 AM

    Interesting question. Dalton is 3-2 now. What would Carsons record be now?

  64. ozzie8 says: Oct 12, 2011 9:09 AM

    I’ve gone from being one of the biggest Carson Palmer fans in Cincy to changing the nameplate on his jersey to read “Playoff Wins = Zero. Bank Balance = 80 Mill. This guy couldn’t lead a scout troop now. Who wants a QB that won’t even come out and explain what his problem is. I still believe he’s hiding behind his wife’s skirt tales since she got her feelings hurt when he was booed after an annoucement in the stadium that he had reached 20,000 yards in career passing. I guess she didn’t notice the two pick sixes he threw that game.

  65. pigskinswag says: Oct 12, 2011 10:42 AM

    …because holding him hostage is clearly a better option than getting compensation for a player that you don’t appear to need anymore. IDIOT.

  66. ozzie8 says: Oct 12, 2011 11:58 AM

    Pigskinswag, your point is clearly taken. No need for name calling. An NFL player that refuses to show up is not a hostage in my book. He is a highly compensated cry baby.

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