Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer is on the hook for $13 million in 2013, and sources tell CBS Sports that the Raiders are not willing to pay him that much.
Thus, either Palmer will have to take a pay cut or be handed his pink slip.
The veteran quarterback was traded to the Raiders midway through the 2011 season after an injury to Jason Campbell. Since then Palmer has been the starter for the Silver and Black.
In 15 games last season, he threw for over 4,000 yards, 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions with a quarterback rating of 85.3. Palmer was severely handicapped, as injuries hampered most of his offensive weapons downfield, his running back, and his offensive line.
Palmer will have to re-negotiate his salary in some way before the start of the season, and it’s hard to believe that he wouldn’t do so. He is still a solid quarterback in the NFL, and if given the right tools and system, he can lead a team to success.