I know, I know, not another Carson Palmer article. Hey, news is news and Carson still happens to be big news. John Clayton over at ESPN had one of his question and answer sessions and to no ones surprise, Carson came up. Keith in Cleveland wanted to know what Carson's trade value would have been, if the Bengals had decided they were willing to trade Carson. Below is Clayton's response:
A: My read is that the best they could have done was a second-round pick. Maybe I'm underestimating his value, but here is my thinking. Kevin Kolb goes for a second-rounder and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie because he's young and healthy. Palmer's had knee and elbow problems and fell from the ranks of the elite last year. I'm hearing the Dolphins might have only been willing to give up a third-round choice for Kyle Orton, and the Broncos wanted a No. 2. At the very least, Palmer would be around a second-round value.
Mike says that he will not reward Carson by trading him, but in actuality he is just hurting the teams and the fans who give so much to this team.
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