Bengals RB Cedric Benson Makes Good Point On QB Carson Palmer's Return

Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson had some interesting words on QB Carson Palmer while talking on Sirius NFL Radio this week. As everyone knows by now, Palmer wants out of Cincinnati and has threatened to retire if that doesn't happen.

Clearly Palmer is the best quarterback for the Bengals and would be the starting quarterback if he returned. But Benson says it wouldn't be healthy for Palmer to return.

"I love Carson Palmer to death. He's supported me and taught me a lot but I think when a guy expresses himself as strongly as he has it's almost not healthy for the team to bring him back. He's already expressed his disgust. To bring him back would only be detrimental to the team and to him. This guy wants to be free and to soar somewhere else. Don't lock a man down whom you know won't be happy if he stays."

Benson suggests that, if Palmer isn't happy, he may not put in the extra time in the film room in order to prepare for the season. After all that's been said from both sides, I agree with Benson's take. Palmer doesn't want to be in Cincinnati and if there's one player you need to be 100 percent on board, it's the quarterback. 

If the Bengals are interested in getting any sort of compensation for Palmer, they would be wise to send him on his way. 

Check out Cincy Jungle to see what Bengals fans are saying about the possibility of Palmer leaving. 

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