Another week, another person has an opinion on whether the Cincinnati Bengals will trade QB Carson Palmer. As you know by now, Palmer has said he would rather retire than play for the Bengals again. The Bengals aren't convinced Palmer will retire but former Bengals WR and current NFL analyst Cris Collinsworth believes Bengals owner Mike Brown will eventually trade Palmer.
"Mike's a businessman, and I think Mike Brown is probably the guy that is holding up the idea that Carson Palmer is going to be traded -- A) he doesn't like somebody to dictate terms to him in the way that Carson has done it," Collinsworth said on Rich Eisen's podcast.
But, Collinsworth says, he thinks the Bengals will eventually give in and deal Palmer if the price is right.
"But now with the drafting of a quarterback, I think that Mike will get what he can for Carson Palmer, and I do think there's going to be some interest."
So the question then is whether the Bengals will keep Palmer on the team in 2011. I can envision a scenario where they don't commit to trading him until 2012 and attempt to force his hand in 2011 and get him on the field.
Check out Cincy Jungle to see what Bengals fans are saying about Collinsworth's latest comments.