A GM with a club that could use a quarterback told Clark Judge of CBS Sportd Wednesday he believes the Cincinnati Bengals know Carson Palmer won’t play for them again. The GM said the Bengals’ Marvin Lewis knows Palmer won’t play for him again, and he should. He talked to the guy, but there’s that matter of what to do next, and this may be a test of Lewis’ power and leverage — both of which he may have gained by agreeing to a two-year extension when he was expected to leave.
Essentially, the question is this: Can he convince owner Mike Brown to deal Palmer for draft picks, players or both to get something of value this season? Most people believe he cannot, and that was reiterated by our GM who said he’s certain Cincinnati won’t budge on Palmer because of what it would mean for others.