The Oakland Raiders are entering part two of their 2011 midseason acquisition of Carson Palmer. Palmer, who had retired after the Cincinnati Bengals would not trade or release him, was eventually traded to the Oakland Raiders who needed help at the quarterback position after Jason Campbell broke his collarbone.
The Raiders, who gave up their 2012 first-round draft pick and a conditional 2013 second-round draft pick that can turn into a first-round pick if the Raiders make it to the AFC Championship game in 2013. They better hope that Palmer will pan out for them in 2012.
However, Carson Palmer is not the same quarterback that he was in his early Cincinnati years, and he won’t perform at the level that the Raiders need him to. Here are reasons why the Raiders will truly regret the Carson Palmer trade in 2012.