The Carson Palmer acquisition was very risky for the Oakland Raiders. They gave up a lot to get a veteran quarterback. One of the main reasons they got him was to help them get the Oakland Raiders into the playoffs.
Right now, Oakland is on the outside looking in at the wild-card spot and is tied with Denver in the AFC West. Here is a look at why the Oakland Raiders will regret the Carson Palmer trade.
The Raiders lost a 2012 first-round pick and a potential 2013 first-round pick to get Carson Palmer. If Carson does not produce, they lose out on the opportunity of getting two potentially great football players in those drafts.
They could have addressed future needs with those two picks instead of trying to win it all now. The Raiders are going to have live with the consequences if this trade does not work out in their favor.
Another reason the Raiders brought in Palmer was because Jason Campbell broke his collarbone. Campbell is getting really close to being fully healthy which raises thoughts about Campbell's future.
Since the Raiders brought in Palmer, it shows that Campbell's time in Oakland has passed and he will be searching for a new team in the offseason.
Campbell was showing poise and confidence as he was leading this Raider offense earlier this year. Now he will be backing up Palmer for the rest of the year and potentially looking for a new team next year.
The Raiders have been known for making crazy trades for older players. This trade could be another move that makes Oakland fans shake their head and wonder why.
The Raiders had a solid thing going with Campbell leading the offense and now it is uncertain how Palmer will fit in with this Oakland offense going into the future.
Carson tore his ACL and MCL in a 2005 playoff game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. That is a very serious injury especially because he is susceptible to another hit just like that one. Palmer also had a torn ligament and tendon in his throwing arm in 2008.
If Palmer goes down with another knee injury or arm injury, it may not look good for his football career. Also, it would hurt the Raiders because they gave up so much for an older and more banged-up quarterback.