Right now, he's the guy on our football team that we have to be committed to because he's the only one we have right now.
According to James Walker, the Dolphins may show interest in acquiring Palmer once there is a new CBA and free agency opens. Of course that doesn't mean that the Bengals will trade Palmer, in fact, they have continued to say that they won't, even though head coach Marvin Lewis reportedly knows that Palmer will never play football as a Bengal again.
Walker sites Dolphin's beat writer, Armando Salguero, who said that Palmer is "head and shoulders" above the rest of the quarterbacks that could be available once free agency is allowed to continue.
Palmer is different.
He’s unquestionably better than Chad Henne. He’s not Tom Brady, but he’s head-and-shoulders above the other quarterbacks who might become available. He’s not a Pro Bowl player but he would be the second-best quarterback in the AFC East. He’s not Peyton Manning, but if he’s put in the right situation, he could help make a mediocre team a playoff contender.
Miami is just another team on the long list of teams, like Arizona, San Francisco and Seattle, that would love to get their hands on Palmer if the Bengals blink before Palmer does. Of course, if they don't blink, calling Palmer's bluff, everybody loses, except Palmer who kind of wins by losing a little.