Originally Posted by crites09
Not saying I want to trade Carson Palmer... but what would you deem acceptable for return for him?
I think your lucky to get a 1st rounder, likely to get a 2nd with another pick based on either performance and long term deal that could get escalated to a 3rd
Cassel and Vrabel together were worth an early 2nd (the 33-34th overall pick) if I recall correctly. Based on that, we should be able to get an early second + some other compensation.
Depending on what happens in this off season, I think we should keep Palmer on the roster for now. As bad as Palmer is at times, you cannot out draft him next year. We likely won't have a chance at any of the tops picks like Locker and Luck (maybe Mallet... but I don't think I even want Mallet). But even if we did get one of those guys, none of them could out perform Palmer next year.
Another thought: a new HC might be able to build a simpler offense that leans less on Palmer and more on the running game / scheme passes.