Bengals Trade Carson Palmer To Raiders

The Bengals finally unloaded disgruntled quarterback Carson Palmer today to the Raiders for a 2012 first-round draft pick and a 2013 conditional first-round pick. Palmer had decided to retire this season instead of playing for the Bengals in hopes it would force a trade. Bengals owner Mike Brown called the bluff of the veteran quarterback and the Bengals drafted quarterback Andy Dalton this past offseason in an effort to move on from Palmer.

The Raiders were up against the wall right before the trade deadline after losing their starting quarterback Jason Campbell to a broken collarbone this past weekend. The 2013 conditional pick involved in this trade likely revolves around the Raiders making the playoffs.

Palmer will now be re-united with Hue Jackson, who was the former wide receivers coach with the Bengals.

  • fire arians

    carson palmer for 2 first round picks? just when i thought the raiders were turning the corner and stopped doing totally idiotic things.

  • Dgh57

    Thanks Raiders, you just helped out a division rival in the Bengals by giving them another 1st rd pick maybe 2!! Maybe now I need to cheer on the Raiders so the Bengals will get a lower 1st rd pick! Only the Raiders would pay such a steep price for Palmer!

  • CoverCorner

    It sucks to be Jason Campbell, its not like he’s out for the season. And he was playing well. What a business. After giving up 1/2 1st rd picks, Campbell’s only shot is if Palmer falls flat on his face.