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


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.

54 responses to “Report: Carson Palmer likes Arizona, San Francisco as possible landing spots

  1. 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!

  2. 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).

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. 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

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

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

  12. 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 .

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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

  16. 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?

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

    Maybe his next team will be NBC or ESPN.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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.

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

  26. 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

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