Why Miami Should Pass on Bengals QB Carson Palmer

The rumors this week out of Miami are that the Dolphins are interested in Cincinatti quarterback Carson Palmer. Not only are members of the Dolphins organization interested in him, but Fins legend Dan Marino also in favor of the Dolphins trying to acquire Palmer, for the right price.

And those are the keys words, for the right price. You see, Dan would be interested in the former USC quarterback only if the Dolphins would be able to nab him for a 2nd-3rd rounder.

The problem with that is that the Bengals owner Mike Brown is very high on Palmer, and it will most likely require a 1st round pick as well as some other form of compensation to ship Palmer from Cincy to South Beach.

At this point in Palmer’s career, is a 1st round pick really worth the trouble, for a stopgap at best? I say no. Heck, I would have to be in love for a player to trade away my 1st round pick, and would have to strongly consider and debate on whether to trade away my 1st for someone like Kevin Kolb, who has more of an upside.

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2 Responses to “Why Miami Should Pass on Bengals QB Carson Palmer”

  1. Adam says:

    He’s not worth a 1st round pick, of course….is this article a joke?

  2. Chris Bach says:

    Adam, just because he isn’t worth it doesn’t mean some team won’t pay it. Pete Carroll traded a 3rd and a 5th for Charlie Whitehurst and now might be trying to get another “quarterback of the future”.

    Every year, teams like Buffalo, Jacksonville, and Oakland take players in the draft long before most other teams would.

    As for Palmer, I didn’t see a lot of his games. It seemed like he had a hard time having even one drive where he didn’t
    a. have an unnecessary, scared throwaway or
    b. throw a very inaccurate incompletion on an important down
    c. make a turnover

    When he did have a good drive, he couldn’t seem to piece together enough of them back-to-back. Honestly, I didn’t see a lot of his games but I would think he would have to be in the bottom third of starters last year. He may be an upgrade over Chad Henne but I don’t know if it would be enough of one to justify any cost.