Cincinnati Bengals: Don’t Be Suprised If Carson Palmer Stays Put

December 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Usually, teams that are in the midst of a 2-9 season are contemplating wholesale changes.
If you think that will also be the case in Cincinnati this offseason, well then, you must not know the managerial "style" of Mike Brown too well.
As demonstrated by the unusually long tenures of head coach Marvin Lewis and offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski, Brown is a man who tends to hang onto guys for a bit longer than he should and it may not be any different with Carson Palmer.
With his salary next year (11.5 million dollars) and a contract that runs through 2014, the Bengals have a few different things to think about here.
One option, though unlikely, is that he would take a pay cu, and the team, with its probable high draft position, could groom (and pay) a future quarterback.
Ultimately, the Bengals will have to pick one direction and go with it, as Brown won't pay Palmer's high salary, plus a rookie top draft pick salary.
It sounds really great in theory to...

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