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Palmer could fetch a fourth- or fifth-round pick

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Carson Palmer will get his wish, for the second time in less than two calendar years.

Though we’ve heard that there actually are four or five teams that could end up landing the first overall pick from the 2003 draft, Peter King of SI.com strongly believes Palmer will end up with the Cardinals.

Per King, Oakland likely would get a fourth- or fifth-round pick, and Palmer would sign a contract that would reflect his recent performance level.  (Currently, he’s due to earn $13 million in 2013.)

The deal would allow the Cardinals to focus their draft picks on improving the ensemble of blockers that will be called upon to keep Palmer in one piece, even though it would force new coach Bruce Arians to acknowledge that he has been propping up Drew Stanton as a potential starter in order to provide cover for the ongoing quest to upgrade the position.

It’s unclear how much of an upgrade it will be.  Palmer isn’t horrible, but he’s not the guy he once was.  Still, Arians saw enough of the former Bengal during Arians’ time in Pittsburgh, which puts Arians in a good position to make a reliable judgment on whether Palmer can do for the franchise what Kurt Warner did several years ago.

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  1. stevincinci says: Apr 1, 2013 9:12 AM

    Still, Arians saw enough of the former Bengal during Arians’ time in Pittsburgh, which puts Arians in a good position to make a reliable judgment on whether Palmer can do for the franchise what Kurt Warner did several years ago.

    No, he won’t be the second coming of Kurt Warner.

  2. kvanhorn87 says: Apr 1, 2013 9:15 AM

    Arians hasn’t seen Palmer in 3 years. That is a lifetime in the NFL. If he bases his conclusion on three years ago, the Cardinals ineptitude will continue

  3. sportsnut101 says: Apr 1, 2013 9:15 AM

    Dam drew Stanton can’t catch a break. He signed with jets last yr then they get tebow. Now this

    I say give Stanton first crack

    Remember. Warner wasn’t great when he first came to zona they wanted the other qb from USC to start n he sucked got injured n then Warner went on a magical run

    USC qbs seem to suck in nfl. They are overhyped big time

  4. benroethlisberger7 says: Apr 1, 2013 9:17 AM

    Palmer demanded a trade from the Bengals because of how crappy of an organization it is, but the Bengals got the last laugh by trading him to Oakland. LOL!

  5. spellingcops says: Apr 1, 2013 9:19 AM

    Buy high, sell low. The recipe of the Oakland Raiders. Commitment to excrement.

  6. benroethlisberger7 says: Apr 1, 2013 9:22 AM

    Palmer demanded a trade from the Bengals because of the culture of dysfunction, but the Bengals got the last laugh by trading him to Oakland. LOL!!

  7. Kaz says: Apr 1, 2013 9:23 AM

    Per King, Oakland likely would get a fourth- or fifth-round pick, and Palmer would sign a contract that would reflect his recent performance level.
    ______

    Of course you trade a late round pick for a player you can “pick a 6″ figure salary and pay him it.

  8. benroethlisberger7 says: Apr 1, 2013 9:23 AM

    We win SBs. The Bengals haven’t won a playoff game in over twenty years.

  9. steelbydesign says: Apr 1, 2013 9:24 AM

    April Fools! Seriously? Teams will give up a pick for this bum?

  10. jimmyt says: Apr 1, 2013 9:24 AM

    I can’t believe you even have Palmer in the same sentence as Warner.

  11. jagsfan1 says: Apr 1, 2013 9:24 AM

    I guess this is setting up as a 1 yr band aid and then picking up Geno Smith?

    Good luck to you on that one…but I do wish Arians all the best – he did a phenomenal job last year.

  12. floratiotime says: Apr 1, 2013 9:25 AM

    He’s a case study in how to trash your football career.

  13. therolandobottom says: Apr 1, 2013 9:25 AM

    I hope this isn’t an April Fools joke.

  14. sowcrates says: Apr 1, 2013 9:25 AM

    Palmer will give you 267, 1.5 TDs, 1 INT, 60%, and over 7 YPA per game.

    Last year, Arizona had 211 yards, .67 Tds, 1.3 ints, 55% at 5.6 YPA per game.

    Palmer also wasn’t working with superstar talent on the O line in Oakland either, so it won’t be an extraordinary transition. Definitely would be an upgrade for Arizona, and Larry Fitzgerald alone may appease Palmer

  15. vikesfan320 says: Apr 1, 2013 9:26 AM

    Warner looked like he could still play when he came over to the Cardinals. Palmer hasn’t looked like he could start for USC for about two or three years now.

  16. blacknole08 says: Apr 1, 2013 9:26 AM

    Russell Wilson needs a back up. Palmer makes sense in Seattle.

  17. torturedraiderfan says: Apr 1, 2013 9:31 AM

    Arizona fans beware. This guy quit on two teams. He says the right thing in public, but you know he’s lying. Here’s a quote from a month ago on March 6, 2013:

    “Not sure what’s going to happen,” Palmer wrote. “Would love to be back in Oakland and compete.”

  18. indychiefsfan says: Apr 1, 2013 9:33 AM

    Wow….once again a sub-par player gets away from a team he doesnt want to play for while he is still under contract. I cant blame the Raiders for salvaging a late round pick for him as opposed to cutting him outright especially after what they gave up to get him there in the first place. I used to like CP but he has never recovered from that knee injury the Steelers put on him in the playoffs. Another USC signal caller destined to fade away quietly on the bench.

  19. raidersnewsflash says: Apr 1, 2013 9:34 AM

    So Raiders win,They willgeta 4th round pick for Palmer, Kepp all that money and get Matt Flynn a guy that will be a star in the NFL. Matt Flynn is a better QB than Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll just wanted a college QB. Pete Carroll does not know QBs.
    this deal will go down as the greatest trade ever when Matt Flynn wins multiple Super bowls for the Raiders.

  20. dcapettini says: Apr 1, 2013 9:36 AM

    And so ends the sorry QB class of 2003. All the other guys are long gone and this #1 #1 is finally unmasked as mediocre at his best. Personally, I rather have Seneca Wallace.

  21. benroethlisberger7 says: Apr 1, 2013 9:38 AM

    Please try to remember that this was the greatest trade in the history of football.

  22. rubicon202 says: Apr 1, 2013 9:40 AM

    Can someone please report the actual trade instead of retreads on the same info we all know already?

  23. justwinsomeday says: Apr 1, 2013 9:42 AM

    Wonder if any player has ever fetched 2 draft picks in the same draft before……for 2 separate teams.

    Only in Oakland.

  24. jimfix says: Apr 1, 2013 9:43 AM

    I don’t really understand all the Palmer hate. He threw for 4K yards and 22 Tds last year on a bad team. Not amazing numbers, but certainly not bad and better than anyone on the Cardinals then or now. Hard to argue he isn’t an upgrade on anyone else that is out there in Free Agency or in the draft…

  25. eatitfanboy says: Apr 1, 2013 9:44 AM

    And the Carson Palmer crappy organization tour continues. Isn’t this guy starting to wonder why winning organizations seem to want no part of him?

  26. jimfix says: Apr 1, 2013 9:45 AM

    Also, Kurt Warner did NOT look like he could still play when he went to the Cardinals. He was coming off of his third year in a row in which he had been benched as the starter. He was horrible in New York. That was part of what made his resurgence in Arizona so amazing.

  27. marshawnlynchlookslikepredator says: Apr 1, 2013 9:48 AM

    As a Raiders fan… Do it!!!! Get this guy out of here for a pack of gum if you have to

  28. SparkyGump says: Apr 1, 2013 9:51 AM

    If the Cards don’t fix their O-line, they could have Tom Brady under center and still lose.

  29. mtheparrothead says: Apr 1, 2013 9:52 AM

    April fools!!

  30. rrjr80 says: Apr 1, 2013 9:57 AM

    When are teams going to realize that this guy just doesn’t have it anymore?

  31. dlionfan says: Apr 1, 2013 10:01 AM

    why would palmer agree to a trade that pays him less money. Instead just wait for oakland to cut him, they get nothing & the team palmer goes to will know they are bidding against other teams & not giving up a draft pick which may equal more money for palmer. If oakland refuses to cut him who cares I would take 13 mil to sit on a bench; but everyone knows who would get cut.

  32. whyyoumadtho says: Apr 1, 2013 10:03 AM

    Warner still looked like he could play when he went to the cards? That’s a joke right? Not only was he bad in New York, he was pretty bad his first two seasons in Arizona…

  33. spideysdog says: Apr 1, 2013 10:17 AM

    We got Marshawn Lynch for a 4th round pick. One of the top 5 backs in this league who is STILL only 26.

    AZ goes and gets Carson “past my prime” Palmer for a 4th round pick?

    Hence the reason Schneider and Carroll are one of the top front offices in football, and AZ is the bottom of the barrel.

    Go Hawks.

  34. truths4all says: Apr 1, 2013 10:25 AM

    “jimfix says: Apr 1, 2013 9:45 AM

    Also, Kurt Warner did NOT look like he could still play when he went to the Cardinals. He was coming off of his third year in a row in which he had been benched as the starter. He was horrible in New York. That was part of what made his resurgence in Arizona so amazing.”

    Let’s set the record straight based on facts and not poor memory. Kurt Warner had a winning record (5-3) when the Giants ownership benched him to play rookie Eli Manning in hopes of seasoning him; it worked in this case. BTW, Warner did not look good when he first when to the Cards because the team was awful and they forced him to play Denny Green’s offense which did not suit Warner. When Todd Haley arrived as the Cards OC, he conspired with Warner to run the offense that suited Warner over the objections of Whisenhunt and the front office. Give Haley full credit for that as well as working with Warner each week to create new plays designed to specifically attack each opponent’s defensive scheme.

  35. slickster35 says: Apr 1, 2013 10:27 AM

    A 3rd or 4th < A 1st and 2nd.

    Stupid raiders are stupid.

  36. jbaxt says: Apr 1, 2013 10:32 AM

    So let me get this straight. Oakland gave up a 1st and 2nd and got a 4th, probably a 5th in return? With info like this, it just proves that Elvis, 2-PAC, and Al Davis are all still alive.

  37. Slim Charles says: Apr 1, 2013 10:38 AM

    The only thing worse than a diva is a washed-up diva.

  38. ravenmuscle says: Apr 1, 2013 10:39 AM

    Lets see…a 5th round pick for Carson Palmer…and the Ravens were hammered for getting a 6th rounder for Anquan Boldin. I think the Ravens did pretty good for a 33 year old receiver who runs a 4.8 forty…gets no separation ….only wins some jump balls and still wants over $6 million a year. Time will tell how things work out in San Francisco with Boldin.

  39. manlyaldavis says: Apr 1, 2013 10:43 AM

    Being that Im a Raider fan, I seen Palmer all last year. He can still play, he looked looked good in a way below average offense around him. I do not feel too many other qbs out there could have done much better in that O line, with that Offensive Coordinator(who couldn’t give McFadden a play to show his talent)using zone blocking, and where your top receiver is an undrafted ookie WR from Temple. Give Palmer some credit, he can still play, his better than 1/2 the qbs starting in the NFL.

  40. jaguar0413 says: Apr 1, 2013 11:07 AM

    Quitters never win…and winners never quit.

  41. thetwilightsown says: Apr 1, 2013 11:15 AM

    Gotta live these Raider Haters, attributing the masterwork if a two-time Bungle to the current Raider brass. Hue Jackson hosed us, Reggie MAcCHETE showed up to try and salvage this sinking ship.

    Given the circumstances,
    this should be considered the greatest trade in history.

    Best wishes in Cincy, Hubris – may all the ba things in life happen to YOU AND ONLY YOU.

  42. hedphurst says: Apr 1, 2013 11:22 AM

    Kurt Warner was 0-7 with 4 TDs, 12 INTs, & 14 fumbles in his last two seasons in STL, then 5-4 with 6 TDs, 4 INTs, & 12 fumbles in his one season in New York. There was no indication that he was still good, let alone great, at that time. This doesn’t mean Palmer will be great, but let’s not all pretend that we knew Warner was still capable of greatness back then.

  43. scchamil says: Apr 1, 2013 11:22 AM

    I hate Palmer as much as the next Bengals fan (or did at least – hard to hold a grudge when that trade worked out so well). He’s a passive aggressive headcase who doesn’t know how to handle criticism and doesn’t really know how to lead. Perhaps because of those attributes, his decision making is often terrible. It shocked me how long it took Cincy writiers to that everyWR on the team isn’t always running “the wrong route”.

    That said, let me throw my unimportant hat in the ring as someone who thinks this could work out very well for Arizona. With the right coaching in his head (Arians) and with the good team guy all world receiver (Fitzgerald) he’s always dreamed of playing with, I think he can prosper. He never reached the highs of Warner’s prime, but 04-05 were damn impressive and there are parrallels (The Warner I remember coming over from NY had trouble even handling snaps – thought he was toast). I think Palmer could finally become the veteren guy in Arizona (at least a version of it) that everyone thought he could become early on. You look at his numbers last year compared with Arizona’s passing game and there has to be an improvement. Now, I think a lot of Palmers numbers were empty numbers and he was not doing the things that winning QBs need to do, but still… there has to be an uptick with Palmer. Plus expectations are low…. really really low.

  44. silvernblak says: Apr 1, 2013 11:42 AM

    Good luck with this clown Ariens! I used to have respect for him until he Bengled us to. He is an unprofessional loser who is not a team player and even worse, a quitter if he cant play it in the sand box his way. Hes a washout and dried up loser. How many playoff wins has he had in his career, 1! Thanks but no thanks!

  45. djjackson81 says: Apr 1, 2013 12:19 PM

    It’s pretty obvious OAK fans hate Palmer. Lets not forget Palmer is better then any other QB AZ may currently have. I hate giving up a 4th rd pick for him though even a fifth rounder sucks. All the Palmer tomAZ is gonna do is give the AZ fans some form of hope at the QB Posisions and screw them out of a top ten pick next year when the QB class is loaded in the top five.

  46. firstnovaprime says: Apr 1, 2013 12:57 PM

    He’s not nowhere close to being worth the money or draft pick
    it will cost to pick this guy up.

  47. phinfan says: Apr 1, 2013 1:39 PM

    A 4th? I wouldn’t send them a bag of chips

  48. sharksman says: Apr 1, 2013 1:52 PM

    Don’t let the couch hit you in the A$$ !

  49. sharksman says: Apr 1, 2013 1:56 PM

    Since everyone is saying Raider fans hate palmer let me say I don’t hate him ( I have his jersey) but I hate the fact that he quit on the Raiders after everything they gave up for him. Yes he re did his contract last year but they were asking him to play this year for 10 mil and now he will go to az and play for a lot less does not make sense unless he didn’t want to be here, IE he QUIT ! again
    Raiders will hopefully make the playoffs next year or the year after but u know we wont be doing anything this year. So In with Flynn !!

  50. jdphx says: Apr 1, 2013 2:17 PM

    “”whether Palmer can do for the franchise what Kurt Warner did””

    HAaaaa—HAhahahahaha!!!!
    Good luck with that!

  51. raiderapologist says: Apr 1, 2013 4:34 PM

    slickster35 says: Apr 1, 2013 10:27 AM

    A 3rd or 4th < A 1st and 2nd.

    Stupid raiders are stupid.
    —————
    I told you not to quit 2nd grade math, slickster, and it paid off. You got that equation correct.

    Unfortunately, it looks like you are still sleeping through English class.

    McKenzie is getting what he can for a bad deal he didn't make. If the Chiefs suck again this year, will morons like slickster continue to blame Pioli and Crennel?

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