Carson Palmer: The Latest NFL Trade Rumors for the Cincinnati Bengals QB

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Carson Palmer: The Latest NFL Trade Rumors for the Cincinnati Bengals QB
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The Seattle Seahawks did not take a quarterback in the 2011 NFL draft, leading many to ask who Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll expects to line up under center in 2011.

The only Seahawks quarterback currently under contract is Charlie Whitehurst, who certainly does not seem like a viable long-term solution at the position.  The 2010 starting quarterback, Matt Hasselbeck, is a free agent and has generated a wide variety of speculation in regards to his interest in re-joining Seattle for their 2011 campaign.

If Hasselbeck is not the answer, though, could disgruntled Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer find himself wearing Seahawks blue in 2011?

Mike Salk of 710 ESPN thinks it's a good scenario for both parties, per ESPN's Tim Kavanagh.

"[Palmer] used to play for Pete Carroll," Salk said this weekend. "He won a Heisman, [they] won a championship together at USC. Matt Hasselbeck wasn't signed by the time they hit that deadline before the lockout. Could everything come together? I think you can present a pretty clear scenario where it actually does come together."

Still, if you believe ESPN's John Clayton, Palmer isn't likely to end up anywhere:

"If you know Mike Brown—and most people who've been around this league for a long time know Mike Brown from the Bengals—he's not going to cut and he's not going to trade Carson Palmer," Clayton said on ESPN 710 AM (Seattle). "Carson Palmer is not an option for any team, even if (it) means sitting out for the season and taking a one-year sabbatical. He is not going to be available."

So while it may seem like a mutually beneficial arrangement to send Palmer to the Seahawks, Bengals GM Mike Brown might actually prevent any transaction from occurring out of his own stubbornness.

Which might spur speculation that Palmer shouldn't be the only member of the Bengals on his way out of Cincinnati.

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