NFL Trade Rumors: Carson Palmer Would Be Welcome in Seattle
The Seahawks Did Not Take A QB In NFL Draft
Carson Palmer wants out of Cincinnati, and the Seahawks are being tabbed as a likely destination.
Assuming the Bengals decide to trade Palmer, and with Andy Dalton now on board there is further incentive to pull the trigger on a trade, the Seahawks are one of the teams who would come calling.
The matter of price is a different issue, but one could reasonably expect the Seahawks to at least place a phone call and have a discussion.
Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll noted in a recent interview the team had too many needs to invest a draft pick in a quarterback. If Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst are not the future of the franchise, then that means Carroll is hoping to bring in a veteran and make another run for the playoffs.
So what was Seattle thinking on holding off on picking a quarterback?
"You saw us go after a couple guys that were offensive linemen, which is an area that -- without that -- the quarterback can't play," Carroll said.
Carroll's got the right mindset. If there is no offensive line, you can throw any big name quarterback out on the field and it will not make that big a difference if they spend most of the time running for their life.
Ben Roethlisberger is about the only quarterback I can think of who has turned running for his life into a successful style of play.
Back to the question of Palmer, and if he is on his way to Seattle, the Seahawks will have to prepared to give up at least one first-round pick, and probably a second-round pick. The trade probably will be a mix of players and draft picks, but they can kiss their 2012 first-round pick goodbye.
This is assuming the Bengals trade Palmer, but Owner Mike Brown is dumb enough to force Palmer to retire and not get anything for him when he could be building a great foundation for the future.
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