Friday, February 25, 2011
Kiper likes Palmer best as trade-target QB
By Paul Kuharsky
We at the AFC South blog like Carson Palmer best as a practical trade target for the Titans, who we expect to add a draft pick and a veteran QB as they restock.
Mel Kiper agrees.
The piece is Insider, covers six guys, and No. 6 is the guy the Titans are trying to replace: Vince Young.
Here's what Kiper says about Palmer's prospects with a new team.
"I can hear the dissenters, as Palmer is coming off a bad year for his standards, but if you want to win now, with Palmer you can at least guarantee a level of proficiency. He has a career quarterback rating of 86.9, has thrown for over 234 yards a game, and not always in front of the best offensive line. Is Palmer the best quarterback for your franchise for the next 10 years if you make a deal? No. But even three years is a coaching eternity in this league, and if you're a team like Arizona or San Fran, with a lot of good pieces but a void under center, how can you not get a price quote on a guy who has demanded to be traded?"