After an abbreviated “retirement,” Carson Palmer was traded to the Oakland Raiders Tuesday.
This news not only shook up the NFL world, but also created a rush to pick up the once elite quarterback. Palmer was one of the most added players in the league this week. His ownership rose 29 percent according to ESPN fantasy leagues. But will Palmer be able to make a significant fantasy impact?
In 2010, Palmer threw for 3,970 yards with 26 touchdowns and 20 interceptions on a struggling Bengals team. During the offseason, Palmer threatened retirement if he was not traded. Bengals owner Mike Brown declined to trade Palmer, beginning a new chapter for both Cincinnati and Palmer. The Bengals drafted Andy Dalton to be their new quarterback as Palmer began his retirement. Continue reading Don’t Rush to Pick Up Carson Palmer »