Carson Palmer will retire if he isn't traded or released by the Cincinnati Bengals before the start of the 2011 NFL season. Palmer, who's been with Bengals his entire career wants out as soon as possible. Carson expressed frustration several weeks ago when he went public about his possible retirement from the game of football.
With everything that's hanging in the balance for the former USC quarterback, one thing is for sure: If he's not traded, he will retire at 31 years of age.
As of right now, the Bengals aren't budging and neither is Carson. He is more likely than not going to retire. Let's take a look at some reasons why he may have jumped to this very rash and unique decision to retire.