You have to feel some sympathy for Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer. All he wants to do is win a Super Bowl ring, which will not happen anytime soon with the Bengals.
It is being reported that Palmer, an eight-year veteran out of USC, requested to be traded from Cincinnati about a week ago. Here's the problem: Bengals owner Mike Brown roundly rejected the request, saying that Palmer is central to the team's plans.
As flattering as that must be to Carson, there's little hope for him that the future plans of a team that just finished a 4-12 season will amount to anything.
For Carson, the options are clear: get traded to another team or retire. Assuming that a 31 year-old, former Pro Bowl and playoff quarterback doesn't seriously consider retirement, here are five teams that could really benefit from acquiring him.