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Report: Carson Palmer likes Arizona, San Francisco as possible landing spots

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If Carson Palmer is indeed on his way out in Oakland, he reportedly has an idea of a couple places he would like to land.

Palmer is said to like Arizona and San Francisco as potential new destinations, Mike Garofolo of USA Today reported Friday.

The situation remains fluid, of course. Palmer isn’t yet on the market. And there’s the issue of whether either team would want to add Palmer to their roster. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday that he’s hearing the Cards may not be the slam-dunk Palmer suitor many have speculated them to be.

In any event, Palmer’s tenure in Oakland looks about at its end. Garofolo reported that Palmer remains firm on his unwillingness to take a pay cut from the Raiders. And there is much chatter about the Raiders’ interest in Seattle’s Matt Flynn.

From Friday’s Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network, here’s a look at how the Raiders could proceed if they can finish a deal for Flynn.

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54 Responses to “Report: Carson Palmer likes Arizona, San Francisco as possible landing spots”
  1. coltzfan166 says: Mar 29, 2013 9:22 PM

    Wait, Arizona??? I thought Carson wanted to play for a contender??

  2. tdubdizzle says: Mar 29, 2013 9:31 PM

    See ya Carson, next years gonna be a little rough but the foundation is being laid.

  3. vikesfan2010 says: Mar 29, 2013 9:32 PM

    Washed up

  4. baymac408 says: Mar 29, 2013 9:34 PM

    Please don’t come to san fransisco Palmer!! I would rather watch a rookie backup throw picks! ! You are a guaranteed interception atleast once a game atleast! Just stay with the Raiders your horrible play suits them better!

  5. bigbrad184 says: Mar 29, 2013 9:34 PM

    The Niners? That would be quite the surprise. I can’t imagine he’d be OK with the money they’d be able to offer him and I’m pretty sure Harbaugh would rather draft/develop his own guy (pretty good track record there thus far with Kaepernick).

  6. swadehoo says: Mar 29, 2013 9:35 PM

    When did beggars become choosers? Just go away.

  7. alibidavej says: Mar 29, 2013 9:39 PM

    Laughable gamesmanship. Pull the trigger, Reggie!

  8. Sideline Mob says: Mar 29, 2013 9:43 PM

    And of course, Carson Palmer’s stellar performance in Oakland gives him the right to make demands.

  9. calibear831 says: Mar 29, 2013 9:50 PM

    You kmow it’s bad when a Qb would rather be a back up else where than be the starter on his current team

  10. nflfolly says: Mar 29, 2013 9:54 PM

    He’s smart to get away from the abysmal GM Reggie M. who brings in the zone blocking scheme for one season and destroys the offense.

  11. Deb says: Mar 29, 2013 9:56 PM

    Wait a minute. Palmer likes Arizona as a possible landing spot, but we’re supposed to believe his sole motivation is to play for a contender? That doesn’t compute. And no, I’m not trying to slam Arizona–I think Arians could do good things there if he had a good QB. But that doesn’t mean they’re ready to contend right now, and Palmer’s clock is ticking. I’m also not sure Palmer is the missing link in any team’s championship puzzle. It took Andy Dalton to put the Bengals back in the playoffs.

  12. bcdc26 says: Mar 29, 2013 9:57 PM

    Not a Cards fan but this would be a good idea if the price is right. And given that he’s also suggesting San Francisco he must be ok with making back up money so the price shouldn’t be terrible. Kurt Warner was an older QB that was thought to be washed up and all he did for them was take them to the Super Bowl.

  13. 90210g says: Mar 29, 2013 10:11 PM

    He’s going to quit on niners and cards just like he did in cincy and oak!

  14. Brinke says: Mar 29, 2013 10:13 PM

    Kap needs a capable backup. I’m for it.

  15. cardsfann1 says: Mar 29, 2013 10:15 PM

    Palmer duking it out with Stanton might be a good camp battle…

  16. noburghfan says: Mar 29, 2013 10:20 PM

    Need a QB ? Why would you want Palmer ?

  17. raidergreg2000 says: Mar 29, 2013 10:24 PM

    He was a loser in Cincinnati and now in Oakland.

  18. jollyrob68 says: Mar 29, 2013 10:27 PM

    He’d stay in California

  19. sirsupersouthern says: Mar 29, 2013 10:37 PM

    Carson’s Palmer’s behavior is unfitting of a Quarterback, he’s acting like a #1 WR in his prime by quitting on teams and trying to dictate terms to upper management.

    What team would possibly want to bring him into the fold after he quit on his last two teams?

    Also, he said he wanted to go to a winner, so why is AZ even in the discussion? I can’t believe I used to to like that guy…

  20. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 29, 2013 10:38 PM

    I’m sure he’s rather not go to the playoffs with Arizona.

    It’s not like they’re gonna be tearing the division up playing SF and Seattle twice a year.

    Go on, Palmer…. Tell everyone how you’ll take less to be on a contending team.

  21. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 29, 2013 10:50 PM

    Maybe Carson will be buried in Oakland on Friday and arise again in Arizona on Sunday. Like that’s ever happened before.

  22. kissmytaintpatriotsrule says: Mar 29, 2013 10:51 PM

    I could see him going to the Redskins seeing as they already ruined RG3.

  23. evilmajortom says: Mar 29, 2013 10:57 PM

    Arizona is a nice place to retire. He should also look at Florida.

  24. thenflguru says: Mar 29, 2013 10:58 PM

    Anyone in the market for a 54-67 starting quarterback that has quit on two different teams?

  25. dmravens says: Mar 29, 2013 11:03 PM

    After learning this, Niners could not believe their new found good fortune and traded this year’s first round pick and next year’s second round pick for Palmer… oh wait, that would’ve made them Raiders

  26. therolandobottom says: Mar 29, 2013 11:10 PM

    So this loser wants to hold a clip board for San Fran while they win a SB. Okay got it….

  27. readysethike says: Mar 29, 2013 11:25 PM

    why san fran?

  28. hempoilcures says: Mar 29, 2013 11:28 PM

    Pure speculation…where are the quotes from Palmer himself? Until I hear it from him, it’s just predraft chatter.

  29. iansmith559 says: Mar 29, 2013 11:32 PM

    The Arizona Cardinals would automatically put themselves in the playoff race with the signing of Carson Palmer. Palmer is a proven quarterback and threw for 4k last year with no name WR. Imagine what his stats would be with Fitzgerald and Floyd .

  30. hawkfan72 says: Mar 29, 2013 11:33 PM

    As a Seahawks fan, I would love for him to go to Arizona or SF. He’s good for an INT or 2 per game.

  31. flipola says: Mar 29, 2013 11:39 PM

    He’ll either be a starter for a crap team, or a backup for a contender. You can’t have both, Carson. Sad, but true.

  32. goldrush36 says: Mar 29, 2013 11:43 PM

    Umm yeah no thanks I would rather have Pat White who won’t even be able to beat out Scott Tolzien

  33. myosin10 says: Mar 29, 2013 11:53 PM

    He might actually make AZ contenders. You guys forget how good he was with Cincy and he was decent with Oakland who had no WRs and a RB who was hurt more than he played. This might be a perfect fit for Arizona

  34. Reviews of the tube says: Mar 30, 2013 12:17 AM

    Matt Flynn is NOW a Oakland Raider

  35. nomesayin says: Mar 30, 2013 12:18 AM

    Arizona??? They gave up 9 sacks against St Louis in one game, didn’t they?

  36. nbooat says: Mar 30, 2013 1:57 AM

    We Bengals fans warned you Oakland!!!!!!!!!

  37. ampatsisahypocrite says: Mar 30, 2013 2:01 AM

    You mean until they stop surrounding him with top talent to inflate his stats, then football isn’t fun anymore? Carson Quitter is the little boy on the playground who keeps taking his football away in a fit — the question is, why do other playgrounds still accept him?

  38. theprocessoflosingmymind says: Mar 30, 2013 3:30 AM

    Way to go, Carson. You just McNabbed yourself out of the league.

    Maybe his next team will be NBC or ESPN.

  39. forever9ers says: Mar 30, 2013 4:06 AM

    All he’s saying is he wouldn’t mind being the back-up on a contender like the Niners if he doesn’t wind up going to the Cardinals as the starter.

  40. joetoronto says: Mar 30, 2013 5:14 AM

    The Raiders very nearly traded for Seahawks backup quarterback Matt Flynn on Friday, with the deal hanging in the balance as general manager Reggie McKenzie waits for Flynn to sign off on a pay cut, league sources said.

    With high-priced quarterback Carson Palmer unreceptive to a proposed pay cut, Oakland will give up two conditional draft picks to Seattle if Flynn signs off.

    A league source also said the Raiders have considered signing free agent quarterback Kevin Kolb, maybe as a Plan C if Palmer and Flynn don’t agree to the money figure McKenzie has in mind.

    Things seemed to move quickly early Friday afternoon, but McKenzie is in no rush to make a deal. Palmer is under contract and the Raiders are under the cap.

  41. blamatina says: Mar 30, 2013 7:46 AM

    Can someone explain to me how refusing to take a pay cut makes you a quitter?

  42. tomossriceenoughsaid says: Mar 30, 2013 8:19 AM

    The 49ers would not welcome another quitter on their team. Just ask Kentwan Balmer and Glen Coffee.

  43. pisano says: Mar 30, 2013 9:03 AM

    Hey Carson, whatever you do, don’t even think about the Jets, they all ready have one pos QB from USC, they don’t need another. Thanks

  44. nbooat says: Mar 30, 2013 9:18 AM

    The Raiders make the Bengals look like the ultimate franchise.

  45. jasonculhane says: Mar 30, 2013 9:23 AM

    I wouldn’t take a pay cut neither from the Raiders, they suck, and I’d deliberatley do it to be let go too. Carson, done his end and was the most stable thing the team has had the last couple years including their brittle star running back.

    Not saying Carson should be paid like Peyton or Brady, but he’s probably still a starter on Arizona.

  46. lionsdraftguy says: Mar 30, 2013 9:48 AM

    Hey Carson, go play for San Fran, you’d fit in perfect with that crybaby of a head coach. San Fran is the land of no class.

  47. nondelusionalchiefsfan1 says: Mar 30, 2013 10:24 AM

    Go ahead Carson, alot of people retire in Arizona apparently old people like the dry heat.

  48. natijim235 says: Mar 30, 2013 11:20 AM

    Palmer never the same since his knee injury in playoffs against steelers…..started downhill his last couple of years with bengals and continued in oakland

  49. natijim235 says: Mar 30, 2013 11:22 AM

    oh yeah – thanks oakland for the high draft picks! cincy fans

  50. ghostofgilchrist says: Mar 30, 2013 11:55 AM

    I don’t get this guy. How much satisfaction can you get from being the backup QB for a winning team?

    As a Bills fan, I hope they ignore him. Rather have a guy who’s always fighting for a starting job.

  51. granadafan says: Mar 30, 2013 11:57 AM

    Why would any GM touch quitter Palmer with a 10 foot pole anymore? He’s now the biggest cancer in the league.

  52. pillaging4fun says: Mar 30, 2013 12:00 PM

    When all the smoke settles and clear Palmer will remain a raider.

  53. redandgoldhitman52 says: Mar 30, 2013 12:16 PM

    sure i’ll take palmer on my team. oh wait, im thinking golf pro. as for carson palmer… hes washed up. hes been a turnover machine since his last years with the bengals. no thanks

  54. asyoulay69 says: Mar 30, 2013 8:30 PM

    i’ll take him on my 49ers for cheap.

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