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Boomer Esiason: Trade For Carson Palmer Could Bring Several High Draft Picks

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As Geoff Hobson points out, former Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason has some experience in the demand-a-trade department with Mike Brown. After Sam Wyche calmly left Cincinnati following a 3-13 season in 1991, Esiason requested a trade after the team hired Dave Shula. After drafting David Klingler during the 1992 NFL Draft, Mike Brown capitulated to Esiason's request, sending him to the New York Jets for a third-round pick following the 1992 season. We believe the team drafted defensive end Ty Parten out of Arizona, who played 26 games over three seasons recording 25 tackles.

The former four-time Pro Bowler (Boomer, not Parten) joined Lance McAlister Monday Night to give his perspective on Carson Palmer's demand for a trade, eventually saying that the Bengals could score big if the team pulls the trigger on a trade. But more important, Esiason believes that Mike Brown has to at least check it out and see what he can get for Palmer (a point in which we have to agree).

"It's unfortunate that we've gotten to this point, but I say that Mike Brown owes it to do his due-diligence in this area because I do believe that there would be teams that would give high first round draft choices, maybe some later round draft choices. If you can get a three for Randy Moss at this stage, what could you get for Carson Palmer? May two ones and a three, or a one and maybe two other draft picks and maybe some veteran stability player."