The Cincinnati Bengals have maintained that they have no intension of trading Carson Palmer and owner Mike Browns recent comments help to back up this stance.
“We don’t plan to trade Carson,” Brown said. “He’s important to us. He’s a very fine player, and we do want him to come back. If he chooses not to, he’d retire. And we would go with Andy Dalton … Ideally, we’d have both of them. That’d be the best way to go forward. If we don’t have Carson, we’ll go with Andy.”
Keeping Palmer gives them a veteran quarterback who should help with Andy Dalton’s maturation process but they’re more than just a quarterback away from competing for a Super Bowl. The Bengals would be wise to deal Palmer for draft picks which would aid the rebuilding process.