Carson Palmer Trade Talk: Does His Contract Make It A Really Tough Deal?

January 24, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Carson Palmer is not a happy camper.
We have all heard by now that he wants out of the city named for Cincinnatus.
The big guy wants to leave the Bengals in his rear view mirror.
He's talking ultimatums, retirement, whatever it takes to try and force this thing. But the fact is that this is the same Cincinnati franchise that bumped it's head a few years back and paid this guy so much money that any sort of trade is going to be very, very difficult, if not impossible.
Let's consider this for a moment.
This is the same guy the Bengals handed a whopping $15 million back on Feb. 16, 2006. As if that wasn't enough to pad his bank account, he got another $9 million on January 1 of 2007.
He has a contract that runs through 2014 and he's scheduled to make a base of $11.5 million this year, $11.5 million in 2012, $13 million in 2013 and a bank-busting, Brett Favreish $14 million in 2014.
So we ask you this question, you're an NFL General Manager, do you want t...

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