December 21, 2014

Schefter: “I Think Carson Sits Out”

With the quarterback market creating a frenzy of sorts, the Bengals should listen to offers for Carson Palmer

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter sat in on the Mike and Mike radio show this morning and answered Twitter questions from football fans. One Dolphins fan wondered if his team would make a play for Carson Palmer. Schefter quickly put a whole heap of ice water on that subject, saying he didn’t believe Bengals owner Mike Brown would trade Palmer. A few seconds later, host Mike Greenberg asked Schefter how the situation would play out this season and Schefter said he thought Palmer would sit out.

So you can add Schefter to the chorus of people – including Palmer’s teammates – who believe that No. 9 is done in Cincinnati. Palmer himself offered up another “no comment” when asked recently about his situation by beat reporter Joe Reedy.

So it seems once again that things are at a stalemate. ProFootballTalk.com thinks Palmer may be able to force his way out in 2012 (see below). But I think with the shortened period available for personnel moves and the number of teams who need a quarterback, the market for Palmer might be near an all-time high. Cincinnati should take a serious interest in any and all offers.

Because if Schefter is right, what good does that do for the Bengals?

Click the image for ProFootballTalk’s look at Carson Palmer’s potential exit