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Carson Palmer is the epitome of a dollarnaire, having been so wise with his NFL money, that Palmer will walk away from any situation that he doesn’t feel is prudent to his success.
Palmer who is due $13 million from the Raiders this season was simply asked to take a $3 million pay cut, that still would have ensured a base salary of $10 million.
Most pundits would have expected Palmer to take that money and be cool with it. You would expect that Palmer wouldn’t command anywhere near $10 million on the open market, and there was no guarantee that he would be a starter elsewhere.
Palmer though has balked at such a proposal, and according to reports, isn’t overly concerned about being paid a ton or being a starter.
Yahoo Sports is reporting that Palmer and people in his camp know that he’s not getting any younger. Palmer reportedly would rather take a pay cut and be a backup on a winning team, than start for Raiders team going nowhere.
“Carson isn’t 28, and he doesn’t know how much time he has left,” one source close to Palmer said Wednesday. “Does he want to be with a team that is clearly rebuilding and looks like it’s a long way away from contending, where he doesn’t have a whole lot around him?
“He’s gotten to play a lot in his career, but he hasn’t gotten to experience a lot of winning. At this point, I think being somewhere where they have a chance to win is the most important thing.”
“At this point,” said one of the sources familiar with Palmer’s thinking, “he’s got to be wondering, ‘What have I signed up for?’ And, ‘Do I have a fighting chance?’ ”
There have been rumors of the Arizona Cardinals being interested in Palmer if he’s released, but at that point you have to wonder if that’s even plausible fit for Palmer, considering he wants to play for a winner.
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According to Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 in Phoenix, the Cardinals are looking into trading for Raiders’ quarterback Carson Palmer. Az looking into acquiring QB Carson Palmer, would need to restructure his current contract, compensation would be conditional draft pk(s). — Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) March 30, 2013 Now that the Raiders are close to acquiring Matt Flynn from the...
Many people have been waiting for the Oakland Raiders to cut quarterback Carson Palmer to create more cap room, since he’s unwilling to restructure his $13 million salary for 2013.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, a source from the Raiders told him that they don’t plan on releasing Palmer yet.
Would #Raiders pay Carson Palmer $13M for ’13? From team source: They...
The Oakland Raiders and quarterback Carson Palmer have been
in a showdown regarding the veteran’s hefty contract for some time. Oakland
wants Palmer to take a pay cut, but the quarterback hasn’t been willing to do
so, thus far. It’s now being reported by Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports that
Palmer may prefer to be a backup with a contender rather than start for the
Carson Palmer to the Cardinals isnt a new idea. The possibility that the Raiders might release him to save money was floated early in the offseason. So was the possibility the Cards might pursue him if Kevin Kolb didnt agree to give back a lot of that money Arizona gambled and lost on him.
But following a report that Palmer is unlikely to restructure his contract with Oakland, and...
It looks like the Oakland Raiders will end up releasing Carson Palmer fairly soon as they look to wrap up a trade for Seahawks’ quarterback Matt Flynn.
The question now is, where will Palmer end up?
One team that has been mentioned as a possible destination for Palmer, are the Arizona Cardinals. But according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, people around the league would be surprised...
Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports reports that Carson Palmer‘s recent decision to not restructure his contract is based on a sense that he’s no longer willing to play for the Raiders.
Silver mentions that Palmer may actually prefer to be a backup on a contending than return to the Raiders.
Silver adds that Palmer could end up signing with the Cardinals if released.
The Oakland Raiders are deep in trade talks with the Seattle
Seahawks regarding quarterback Matt Flynn. Even if those talks fall through, it’s
become apparent that Carson Palmer’s tenure in Oakland is coming to an end. As
a result, several teams – including the Arizona Cardinals and Tampa Bay
Buccaneers – are reportedly showing interest in Palmer, while the veteran seems...
The Arizona Cardinals are exploring a trade for 33-year-old quarterback Carson Palmer. According to XTRA Phoenix the Cardinals are willing to trade conditional picks for the former Pro Bowler.
Palmer is owed $13 million for the 2013 season. Wherever Palmer plays it will likely be on a restructured deal.
The Raiders acquired Palmer from Cincinnati for a first round pick in the 2012...
According to Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports, Carson Palmer would rather be a back up on a contender than take a pay cut to stay with the Oakland Raiders.
The quarterback’s decision, according to three sources familiar with Palmer’s mindset, is based on a sense that Oakland’s prospects for success in 2013 are so bleak that money is no longer the predominant factor in his...
Matt Flynn was the big free agent signing with the Seattle Seahawks last year, but thanks to an impressive rookie campaign from Russell Wilson, he became expendable. Now it seems there is a willing trade partner.
According to Jason LaCanfora of CBS, Seattle and Oakland are finalizing details on a trade.
Raiders and Seahawks still working to put the Matt Flynn trade to bed, hammering...