I recall Palmer commenting to reporters just before the draft about being taken number one by the Bengals. He stated, and I quote... "Doesn't matter if it's the San Francisco 49ers or the Cincinnati Bengals..."
Sounded to me like he was a 49ers fan at heart and if that’s true I could see him coming to San Fran. Not sure how familiar he is with the WCO but I don’t hate the idea.
Originally posted by 49ERFANb4Uwas: He doesn't fit the west coast offense
1. he's not accurate
2. has NO "athletic instincts"
at this point he's drew bledsoe 2.0....that is all
What you said doesn't matter. Whomever we trade/sign this offseason is just a stopgap, 2 years maximum. If Palmer doesn't "fit" the system I couldn't care less, as long as he can throw the ball(which he clearly can based on his stats) I am completely fine with us going after Palmer.
On top of what I just said, this is probably the most surprising news for the 9ers. McNabb might be retained/the redskins ask for an ungodly high price of a first or 2nd round pick combination and same with Kolb. Josh Johnson is probably the best option because he knows WCO and his history with Harbaugh and shouldn't have a very high asking price attached to him.
In the overall scope of just finding a good qb at a decent trade price Palmer is nearly a can't miss type of trade, but if you are thinking long term WCO then Johnson becomes our best trade option.
I'd take Palmer in a second for a 3rd or lower over McNabb, Orton, or any other available qb not named Kolb. For his entire career he's had diva wide receivers dictating how many throws they should get. Remember, Chad Ochocinco punched his head coach at half time of the playoff game against the Steelers in which they were winning b/c he wasn't getting enough balls thrown his way. He's had to deal with Ocho, TJ, Chris Henry (rip), and T.O. Played against a great division with a limited offensive-coaching staff. He's not the same player before the knee injury, but he's far from done. He'd right away be the best qb we've had since Garcia. I think the problem is we see teams with Rodgers, Brady, Brees, Manning, Roethlisberger and think we must have one of them to win. Not every team can have a franchise qb, although it is ideal. You do need an adequate QB. Take a look at our division, and tell me there's a reason why Palmer can't merely do what Sanchez and Cutler have done for their teams? Our division sucks, Palmer is good enough to get us to the playoffs. Trade for Palmer and draft a qb and let him sit for 2 years.
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