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Carson Palmer's latest ultimatum

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07:54 AM ET 03.02 | Can we all agree now that Carson Palmer isn't joking? "I will never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again," he is said to have told a "confidant," according to WCPO-TV's Denny Janson. Who the confidant is, is anyone's guess, though we're guessing it wasn't Mike Brown or Chad Insert-Current-Surname-Here. "I have $80 million in the bank," No. 9 continued. "I don't have to play football for money. I'll play it for the love of the game, but that would have to be elsewhere."

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March 2, 2011  07:57 AM ET

What if he's traded to the Browns?

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March 2, 2011  07:59 AM ET

I'm interested to see Palmer get a fresh start somewhere else and see what he can do.

March 2, 2011  08:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

... Time for the Bengals to blow the team up, starting with this trade.

Won't take much to blow this team up...

March 2, 2011  08:02 AM ET

Props for the dude to have saved most of his money. Many NFL players cannot say that. San Fran should be calling as soon as the new CBA is done.

March 2, 2011  08:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What if he's traded to the Browns?

That would be funny.

March 2, 2011  08:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What if he's traded to the Browns?

My first thought too.

March 2, 2011  08:07 AM ET

Whoa.... There it is.

March 2, 2011  08:07 AM ET

I do not blame him, I would not want to play for the Bengals either. Good luck maybe you could be better than average somewhere else.

March 2, 2011  08:09 AM ET

McNabb for Palmer straight up!!

March 2, 2011  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Good luck maybe you could be better than average somewhere else.

Only one way to find out. On the other hand, will he end up with another team that's also going nowhere?

March 2, 2011  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What if he's traded to the Browns?

The Browns already have enough problems, I don't think this guy wants to step foot in Ohio ever again! I could see him ending up in San Fran or even Arizona. Both teams are a QB away from a winning team.

March 2, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Minnesota might be interested.

March 2, 2011  08:18 AM ET

$80 million for a QB that as had only two good seasons and made one or two playoff starts, depite having a decent defense the last few years??? A little on the overpaid side.

March 2, 2011  08:29 AM ET

It's pretty hard to play for the love of the game in Cincy. I like to see a guy who's managed his money well and doesn't need football (coughFavrecough)

March 2, 2011  08:29 AM ET

I hope they trade Carson. He seems like a decent dude. He's put up with a lot of crap and done it quietly for years. Let the guy go enjoy the rest of his career somewhere else. He's been a good soldier.

March 2, 2011  08:31 AM ET

And somewhere, Rex Ryan is drooling over this thread's title.

March 2, 2011  08:33 AM ET
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The Browns already have enough problems, I don't think this guy wants to step foot in Ohio ever again! I could see him ending up in San Fran or even Arizona. Both teams are a QB away from a winning team.

Both SF and Arizona finished below .500 in the pitiful NFC West. I think they're going to need more than just a QB to turn either of those programs around. OK, if a "winning team" is 9-7, maybe.

March 2, 2011  08:34 AM ET

San Fran and Arizona aren't that far away. No one really is in the NFL, other than the Bengals, Browns, and Bills.

 
March 2, 2011  08:41 AM ET

"I will never step foot in Paul Brown Stadium"...What happens if you do get traded to another team and have to play Bengals. Is he not going to fly to Cincy and play.

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