The former Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall pick has decided he won’t play another game for Cincy. He’s tired of the turmoil and issues that come with playing for an organization like the Bengals.
Poor drafting, even worse free-agency acquisitions and the fact that Marvin Lewis still has a job as anything but a janitor at Paul Brown Stadium is enough to put fans well over the edge.
Try being the quarterback.
Palmer’s latest headache? The T.Ocho Show. Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson (wait, that’s his name again right?), the self-proclaimed Batman and Robin, are the dynamic duo of disaster when it comes to team chemistry and the longevity of quarterbacks.
Palmer requested a trade himself saying that he and the Bengals have not had success together and that a separation would be in the best interest of both he and the team.
There could be quite a few suitors out there if the price is right on both sides, but I wouldn’t expect the Bengals to budge without a substantial offer that included a first-round pick in 2012.
At this point the Cardinals all but seem certain to go after Kolb, but you can’t rule out Palmer as an option. Seattle is looking depending on what happens with Hasselback’s contract negotiations after the lockout, and it seems to be a great fit with former coach Pete Carroll leading the way.
The 49ers are going to give Alex Smith another chance, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Coach Harbaugh look long and hard at the option if it’s there for him.
Best Fit: Cardinals, Seahawks, 49ers, Dolphins