When they lost quarterback Jason Campbell on Sunday, the Raiders started looking into veteran quarterbacks they could acquire. And Carson Palmer wasn’t the only one they considered.
The Raiders’ fallback plan if they hadn’t been able to trade for Palmer? Vince Young, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
It’s not clear whether the Raiders and Eagles ever had any actual trade talks for Young. It may just be that the Raiders talked internally about acquiring Young but never went far with it because the trade with the Bengals for Palmer worked out.
But it’s amusing to think about the idea of the man who gave the Eagles the “Dream Team” nickname being traded away from the team after throwing exactly one pass in an Eagles uniform — a pass that was intercepted.