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.