usatoday – The Oakland Raiders finalized an agreement Tuesday to send Carson Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona is sending the second of its two sixth-round selections this year (176 overall) to Oakland in exchange for its seventh-round pick (219 overall). In addition, Arizona has agreed to terms with Palmer on a new contract. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic is reporting it’s a two-year deal worth $16 million with $10 million guaranteed. The Raiders acquired quarterback Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks on Monday for undisclosed draft picks. USA TODAY Sports reported Friday that Palmer turned down a paycut from $13 million to $10 million to remain with the Raiders, an indication of how badly he wanted out of Oakland. He was willing to consider a backup role for a contending team.
To get Palmer the Raiders traded:
2011 first round pick
2012 second round pick
To get Terrelle Pryor the Raiders traded:
2012 third round pick
In return for Palmer the Raiders received:
2014 CONDITIONAL 7th round pick IF Palmer starts 13 games
Unbelievable. Carson Palmer was never worth a first and second round pick. Ever ever in his career ever, but especially not after he was 31 years-old and seriously contemplating retirement. They’re so poorly run it hurts to watch from the opposite side of the country.