Ever since news broke that Carson Palmer wanted to be traded away from the Cincinnati Bengals and would retire if he wasn't, speculation about where he may end up has been a frequent topic of conversation.
But frankly, there aren't a lot of good options for the veteran quarterback.
If the Bengals end up wanting more than 2012 fifth and third-round draft picks for Palmer, which were the rumored stipulations according to the aforementioned report, Seattle may decide to stick with Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst at quarterback.
Even if Palmer does head to the Seahawks, it may not be as good an option as is widely believed.
Here are five scenarios that could prove to be even worse situations for Palmer and might have the disgruntled Bengal wishing he was back in Cincinnati.