Carson Palmer Traded from Oakland Raiders to Arizona Cardinals

April 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Imagine a lifted truck so tall you have to pull yourself up into the cab. Picture its larger-than-life chrome rims and its tinted windows. When the ignition is turned on, the truck emits a deep rumble.
Sounds great, right? The catch? This truck is unable to shift into reverse, so it's essentially useless.
Carson Palmer is that truck. His time with the Oakland Raiders looks great based on his statistical production, but when you do some digging, you realize his tenure was nothing to write home about.
With the news of Palmer being traded to the Arizona Cardinals Tuesday, this irrelevant chapter in his career has come to an end (via ESPN).
Palmer can still play. That's obvious, considering he threw for 4,018 yards, 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions this past season. But those numbers are fool's gold when one realizes the 2012 Raiders swashbuckled their way to a 4-12 record.
The Cardinals are getting a steal, as they only had to give up the 176th overall pic...

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