CINCINNATI - OCTOBER 31: Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at Paul Brown Stadium on October 31 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
On March 21, Jason Garrison wrote that Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald believes Carson Palmer is the best quarterback that could be available for the Miami Dolphins. Former Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino approved of a trade bringing Palmer to Miami, for nothing more than a third-rounder. In early April, Salguero wrote that "evidences points" towards the Bengals inching towards a Carson Palmer trade.
Geoff Hobson simply offered the following: "They should all take a drug test."
"Mike Brown giving up Palmer for only a third-rounder? Never happen. Brown giving up Palmer period? Maybe less than never."
While Salguero has conceded the point that the Bengals aren't likely to trade Palmer, he writes that if it does happen, then the Dolphins would be "in line" for that trade.
If the Bengals put Palmer on the market, I report to you the Dolphins will be in line to get him.
Other rumored teams include the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals, neither of whom drafted a quarterback during the 2011 NFL Draft. If Mike Brown trades Palmer, he has a little upper hand, negotiating teams against each other for a better package deal.