Not what the Buccaneers had in mind

Instead of Carson Palmer, Tampa Bay turns to a rookie to jump-start season

Originally Published: September 27, 2013
By Adam Schefter | ESPN.com

One of the first quarterbacks Tampa Bay focused on this past offseason was then-Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer. He was capable enough to get Tampa Bay to the playoffs, but expendable enough that Oakland was willing to part ways with him.

Tampa planned it out. It had extensive talks to try to get a trade done. A deal was within its grasp, so much so that the Buccaneers believed Palmer would be theirs.

And just when the Buccaneers thought they would land him, the Cardinals ...

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