Poll Friday: Carson Palmer's legacy

June, 17, 2011
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Unless Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown and/or franchise quarterback Carson Palmer have a sudden change of heart, Palmer is heading toward early retirement. This leads us to our latest "Poll Friday" question in the AFC North blog.

This week we ask what Palmer's legacy is if he never plays another down in the NFL.

Was Palmer a draft bust and underachiever? He was a former No. 1 overall pick in 2003 but never led Cincinnati to a Super Bowl or even a playoff win. How much of the blame should be placed on Palmer, and how much is on the struggling organization he plays for?

Will you remember Palmer as a quality NFL quarterback? He reached two Pro Bowls and twice threw for more than 4,000 yards. In eight seasons, Palmer recorded 22,694 career yards, 154 touchdowns and 100 interceptions.

Or is Palmer a future Hall of Famer? We won't make that case, but some of you can try if you wish.

Using our SportsNation poll, vote on how you will remember Palmer's NFL career if he retires. You can also share your thoughts in the comment section below.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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