Carson Palmer Puts Home Up for Sale: Is He Leaving Cincinnati?
Contributing to rumors that Carson Palmer is done with the Cincinnati Bengals, the quarterback has put his Cincinnati-area home up for sale.
"He's not coming back," according to a real estate agent who talked Wednesday morning with Palmer.
Recent reports indicate that Palmer, the former No. 1 overall pick in 2003, has requested a trade and is willing to retire if one is not granted.
Palmer, the former Heisman trophy winner out of USC and two-time Pro Bowler, will find a new place to call home. But where will that place be?
Palmer is more than qualified to start for a new team. He has thrown for over 3,000 yards in each of his last six seasons and has a career 62.8 completion percentage. While he does tend to throw interceptions, he does know how to lead a team into the playoffs.
Which teams would be willing to make a trade for Palmer?
Teams like the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans could use his talent.
Arizona had some quarterback issues last season, and had to settle by starting Max Hall. They could seriously use an upgrade through the draft, or trading for someone like Palmer or Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb.
Miami used a combination of Chad Henne and Chad Pennington last season. Due to injuries to both players, and Henne's inefficiency (24 interceptions to 20 touchdowns in his three-year career), they could certainly use an upgrade.
Many thought the protection of an O-line led by Jake Long and adding Brandon Marshall as a wideout threat would improve Henne's numbers. It is time for an upgrade in Miami.
Oakland always seems to be needing a quarterback. While they thought their long-term solution was going to be former LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell, things didn't exactly pan out. Although they may not be as interested as they have somewhat recently acquired former Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell, I would still expect them to at least give them a call.
Could Palmer reunite with former Trojans coach Pete Carroll? Their quarterback situation is uncertain as Matt Hasselbeck's contract is up and they could really use Palmer to jumpstart their offense.
Tennessee would be a great fit for Palmer. After losing both head coach Jeff Fisher and quarterback Vince Young, Palmer would be a nice new face of the franchise. They could use someone with his experience and leadership.
With a great runner in Chris Johnson and a passer in Palmer, the Titans could look to get back on track and into the playoff hunt.
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