Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer wants out of Cincinnati, reportedly demanding a trade on Sunday morning. Apparently unhappy in Cincinnati, Palmer is willing to do whatever is necessary to relocate, even threatening retirement to get out of Cincinnati.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen filed a report on Palmer this morning.
Filed to ESPN: Carson Palmer will demand a trade from Bengals; willing to play retirement card, if necessary.
What's it all mean? The Seattle Seahawks need a quarterback with Matt Hasselbeck nearing the end of his career. With no viable options on the roster, unless you believe in Charlie Whitehurst, the Seahawks need to either draft, trade for or find a quarterback in free agency as early as this offseason.
That's where Palmer comes in. Head coach Pete Carroll is already familiar with Palmer, having coached him at USC, and Palmer could be a buy-low option for the Seahawks. As of now, there's been no speculation about landing spots for Palmer, but it's clear the Bengals will have to do something with their unhappy quarterback. Could Seattle make a run at him? It's likely you'll hear the Seahawks pop up in discussions as trade proposals get set in motion.
With Palmer's career falling off a cliff, we don't know if he can become the franchise quarterback he once was. Then again, a change of scenery and a reunion with the college coach he prospered under could be the ticket for Palmer.
Stay tuned for more on Palmer and his trade demand as it becomes available.