It’s almost certain that quarterback Carson Palmer will never suit up for the Cincinnati Bengals again after demanding a trade from the organization this offseason–or he will retire. What will happen with Palmer remains unknown, but there is at least one team showing strong interest in acquiring the franchise quarterback–the Miami Dolphins.
According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Palmer is at the top of the list for possible quarterbacks the Dolphins would be interested in acquiring this offseason. While the report also indicates the team may consider other quarterbacks such as Kevin Kolb, Vince Young, or Kyle Orton, Salguero makes it clear that Palmer is at the top of Miami’s list–especially with all of the questions this offseason surrounding Chad Henne.
After being selected as the No. 1 pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, Palmer has spent his entire eight-year career in Cincinnati–but he’s clearly become frustrated with the organization to the point where he’s even threatened to retire if his demands aren’t met. Bengals owner Mike Brown indicated at first he wouldn’t give into his quarterback’s demands, but it appears the team will at least consider listening to offers and will approach April’s draft as if Palmer was no longer part of the team.
So does this mean Palmer could end up with the Dolphins. Only time will tell, but as of now–nothing can happen until a new CBA is in place.
Dan Parzych is the Lead NFL Content Editor for RantSports.com/NFL, where he writes and edits NFL content for RantSports.com.
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