Should the Buffalo Bills Consider Carson Palmer If He Becomes Available?

By Dan Parzych
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Now that Ryan Fitzpatrick is officially out of the picture, there’s no telling what to expect from the Buffalo Bills when it comes to the quarterback position for the 2013 season. There’s a good chance the Bills will take a shot at one quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft, but it may also be wise to bring a veteran on board to at least get through the 2013 season in case they’re against using a rookie quarterback right away.

One name that comes to mind–Carson Palmer of the Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders have a tough decision to make when it comes to their starting quarterback as he’s scheduled to make $13 million in 2013 and Palmer has made it clear he doesn’t have any plans of restructuring his deal–which means Oakland may be forced to cut ties with him. If he does become available, there’s a good chance Buffalo would have the chance to bring him on board for the 2013 season considering Palmer most likely won’t generate strong interest from a lot of teams.

Even if his glory days are behind him, Palmer would still be an upgrade to any quarterback Buffalo currently has on their roster and even if they did end up drafting a quarterback in April–it would give Palmer the opportunity to play the role of a mentor as well. While the Raiders would obviously need to cut ties with Palmer before any of this could even happen, it’s at least something for Buffalo to consider if given the opportunity.

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