According to Jason LaCanfora on NFL Network, the Raiders are reportedly giving up a 2012 first-round pick and a 2013 second-round pick that could turn turn into a first-round pick for Palmer. The move is worth the picks 10 times over as the Raiders are loaded with young talent already.
I didn't see this one coming as Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown usually doesn't give in to trade demands. But I guess a first-round pick, maybe two, is too much to refuse for a guy that would rather retire than play for you.
Turn the page to see how the move signifies "the time is now."