With quarterback Carson Palmer “highly unlikely” to accept a
pay cut from the Oakland Raiders – according to Adam Schefter of ESPN – it looks
more likely that the team will elect to part ways with the veteran. If that
happens, the Arizona Cardinals could be one of the teams to express interest in
Palmer, according to Pro Football Talk.
Interesting: now "highly unlikely" Carson Palmer will be willing to restructure his contract meaning OAK pays him $13 million or cuts him.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 25, 2013
Palmer has a preference to play on the West Coast, and money
doesn’t seem to be his primary motivation. You can bet that the prospect of
throwing passes to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald would be a reason to at least
And considering the barren market for quarterbacks, Arizona
makes sense as a potential suitor for Palmer. The Cardinals are disappointed there’s
no top quarterback in this year’s draft, and they are left deciding between
career backups Drew Stanton and Brian Hoyer. While Palmer is in decline, he’d
still figure to be an upgrade over the team’s current in-house options.
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