Dec 6, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) looks for a receiver during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders: Carson Palmer "Highly Unlikely" to Agree to Pay Cut

Earlier this month, it was reported that Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer is “unlikely” to take a pay cut. Now, we can add an adverb into the mix.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter hears that it is “highly unlikely” that Palmer agrees to restructure his contract for next season.

Palmer is set to make $13 million next season, and he will probably need to take a pay cut similar to that of Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.

Vick, who was owed $15.5 million in 2013, inked a deal with the Eagles that could make him up to $10 million with a base salary of $7.5 million, a fairly large slash in salary.

If Palmer doesn’t takes the pay cut, the Raiders may cut him and turn to Terrelle Pryor as their starting quarterback.

In a recent email exchange with CSNBayArea, Palmer wrote, “Not sure what’s going to happen.Would love to be back in Oakland and compete.”

If this latest report is true, he will not be back in Oakland.



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  • Eric Kench

    I said it before and I’ll say it again: You can’t ask Palmer to take a pay cut after the season he just had. He’s the only Raiders QB since Rich Gannon to go over 4000 yards in a single season.

  • Daniel A Martinez

    Palmer and his bloated contract do us no favors. Cut him if he doesn’t take the pay cut.

  • DF Rellom

    hope they do cut him. He put up the yardage last season no doubt, but when the game is on the line, guy blows! plus most of those yards came when the game was already lost. mostly 4th quarter yardage. I’d rather see some energy and the offense having more options with pryor. Give pryor a chance!!!

  • James Holtslander

    Palmers not as elusive as he needs to be with our line and has enough interceptions that I feel comfortable with Pryor getting his chance. I remember him being in my local paper all through high school.

  • GD94134

    Palmer is consistent but in todays NFL he can not close and secure a win period. Pryor deserves more playing time and a shot at starting.Release Palmer and get a rookie in the draft and free up that cap space.Palmers next step should be behind the mike with a suit and tie somewhere far away from the Oakland Coliseum.