His time in Cincinnati was over when the Bengals were 4-12 in the 2010 season. Palmer was eighth season with the team Mut 23 Coins. Palmer said he'd prefer to retire at 31 rather than playing for the Bengals in the future: "I have $80 million in my bank account. I don't need to play football to earn money. I'll be playing to enjoy football, but that love will require a different place. I'm ready to live my life to the fullest." Consider that for a second: Palmer, the first overall selection in the 2003 Madden NFL 23 Draft, older that both Tom Brady and Peyton Manning and was determined to never play again in football at 31 years old. This is how much playing for the Bengals is a pain in the arse.
Bengals owners Mike Brown, who created his ever-present failure machine through nepotism and thrift, has refused to take draft picks for free from a league that is quarterback-deficient. "Carson signed an agreement. He signed a contract. He backed up his word," Brown said. "We believed in his commitment to his word. We believed in his word. We expected him to show up in this regard. He's going to withdraw from the commitment he made. We won't reward the man for his actions."
Brown finally broke through halfway into the 2011 season, bringing Palmer to Oakland to receive a first-round selection and a second-rounder with a conditional selection, one of the reasons why the Raiders have remained an unprofitable team as the Bengals in the past couple of years.
There's a reason why the Oakland fans who are fervently loyal to the team are cheering out of their seats in the Black Hole: because the collapsed star physics apply for the Raiders. When quarterbacks cross the event boundary of being an Oakland Raider their photons are reduced to zero, which means that we don't notice them disappearing. We simply look away.
Palmer did however manage to achieve escape velocity after a trade with the Cardinals in spring 2013. He helped lead his team the Cardinals to a record of 10-6 and became the first player to ever in Madden NFL 23 history to throw 4000 yards in a season for three different teams. He did even better this year, winning all of his six games during the time that the Cardinals were on the verge of reaching their place at the top of the NFC. The 11 touchdown passes he completed to Cheap Mut 23 Coins three interceptions was the highest ratio of his career.