A while ago I heard Carson Palmer wanted to be traded or retire. What's the latest with him?
I read earlier today, he's still saying he won't play for the Bengals and they still won't release him. Evidently the Bengals are still hanging tough and are willing to let him retire and get nothing rather than trade and get something for him.
It's hard to see how their backup QBs could rise to the task however, since they need so much everywhere, it probably won't affect their record anyway.
Sad. Gotta feel sorry for Cincy's loyal fans.
I read he has a huge amount of cash and is in a unique position. In lots of ways it reminds me of a divorce where one person wants to keep the marriage together, but the other is done.
Bengals GM Paul brown wont trade him so that forces Palmer to retire! This is a joke of an organization, you dont do this to a guy who stuck by you for 10years! The 49ers would love to have him and I sure a couple other teams to. He could of been trade months ago.
living here in Cincinnati, its all that everyone talks about...he did sell his house and rumor has it he's somewhere down south...
I will first start with the fact that I never have really cared how downhill the Cincinnati Bengals franchise declines, but I think Carson is being a little bit stubborn. I'll admit he's got some talent, but I think his personality gets in the way at times. We'll see, maybe he is too stubborn to help mentor the new Andy Dalton. Regardless of how he handles his pride I think, especially with the conflicts that has happened among them the past couple years, he will be gone from the Cincinnati Bengals - whether it's because of Dalton or retirement, or if they actually try to get something out of them.
I was curious what was going on with him because I really liked him at USC and KNBR has talked a bit about him becoming a 49er. Doesn't sound like much of a chance.
In a lot of ways, this reminds me of exactly how everything went down with Barry Sanders with the Detroit Lions. He originally wanted to be traded to a contender too, or to another team at least, but the Lions didn't concede to his demands; hence he was forced to retire at the peak of his career. Granted, Carson Palmer isn't a bonafide hall of famer like Sanders was, but the situations are eerily similar. I think if Carson is truly serious about this, then he'll just retire and stick to his guns. Do I think he'll come back next season? I don't know. It depends on how the Bengals structured his contract. Chances are if he can't get out of it, then I don't think he'll play again. however, if they release him from his contract after being retired for a full year, then I think you'll see him again in the nfl. don't know which team yet, as we'll have to wait and see.
Personally, I agree with Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon when they said there's probably an unwritten rule among owners to where if a star player demands a trade, when your team sucks, then force them to play out their contract or make them retire; rather than cave in and trade them like they want. Granted, this is just a conspiracy theory, but I wouldn't be surprised how true it is...
I'm a lifelong Bengals fan, and I KNOW Mike Brown will not bend. He has a history of giving players second chances they don't deserve, and treating the rest like dirt. Palmer said he would not play in PBS again and he means it. Had he not said that before the Ochocinco trade, he may have came back. But Brown is a man of his word and so is Palmer. We will know for sure when his brother Jordan gets cut in 2 weeks, and he will because Jordan is awful.
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