Carson Palmer to Remain Raiders’ Starting Quarterback in 2012
The Oakland Raiders have at least one position solved with it’s new regime heading into the 2012 season. Carson Palmer will continue on as their starting quarterback.
New head coach Dennis Allen confirmed the team would stick with Palmer as their starter to begin the 2012 season, saying Palmer would “absolutely” be the week one starter.
Palmer was acquired via trade from the Cincinnati Bengals last year and finished with 13 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
While Palmer has been erratic over the last 3-4 seasons, there is an argument to be made that he had inconsistency surrounding him in Cincinnati, and that rust and chemistry were issues that kept him from playing his best at all times with Oakland in 2011.
It looks like Palmer (32) will get at least one more fair shot at proving he can still be a franchise passer as the Raiders attempt to rebuild a playoff contending team.
This news comes just 20 days after new GM Reggie McKenzie said Palmer would face open competition for the starting job. However, with just Kyle Boller and Terrelle Pryor pushing him, it’s extremely unlikely anyone but Palmer sees the field in the first half of the 2012 season.