Originally posted on NBC Washington  |  Last updated 10/20/11
As you know, the Oakland Raiders went all in on 2011 this week when they traded away two unreasonably high draft picks to acquire Bengals QB Carson Palmer, who is STARTING this Sunday, which is downright nutty. And you know it's a questionable trade when people all over are declaring that Mike Brown outsmarted you. No matter. Raiders head coach and apparent new CEO of All Footbally Football Matters Hue Jackson is making some pretty bold declarations about the transaction: "We were able to put together what I think is probably the greatest trade in football, in my opinion." The trade leaves Oakland with just two picks in the 2012 draft. FUN FACT: They've spent three of those picks already on quarterbacks (Palmer, Jason Campbell, and Terrelle Pryor). The trade essentially makes Campbell expendable (you can't trade a first rounder away for Palmer and then bench him once Campbell is healthy), and calls into question the Raiders' commitment to developing Pryor, who was selected befo...
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