Carson Palmer signed with the Arizona Cardinals

Carson Palmer signed with the Arizona Cardinals

Carson Palmer Will Not Wear Silver and Black ThisSeason

It’s now official.  When Matt Flynn was acquired by the Oakland Raiders, quarterback Carson Palmer would soon be gone.  He has signed with the Arizona Cardinals.

He won’t suffer from the trade.  Palmer will make $16 million in base salary over the next two seasons, with $10 million guaranteed. He can make up to a total of $20 million in two years.  He will only receive only slightly less than if he stayed in Oakland.

Arizona had to give up one of their two 6th round picks, swapping to get Oakland’s 7th, and a conditional 2014 pick.

After much consternation about the Cardinal’s starting quarterback position, head coach Bruce Arians has found his man.

The 33 year old Palmer still has an excellent arm.  It’s always been his decision making that had fans and coaches questioning him.

Arizona has to find a way to improve their offensive line play or Palmer will find himself with a very dirty uniform.  He is a pocket passer, and has never shown any mobility.

The Cardinals will also need to acquire or develop another good wide receiver to complement Larry Fitzgerald.  Las year’s production by Fitzgerald was down because he was always double teamed.

The Raiders were 4-12 in 2012.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express