The Arizona Cardinals have acquired their starting quarterback for the 2013 season. They acquired quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders, swapping their second of two sixth round picks this year for the Raiders' seventh rounder and a conditional seventh round pick in 2014.
Also, as part of the deal, the Cardinals redid Palmer's contract, signing him to a two-year, $16 million contract, plus another $4 million possible in incentives. Of that number, $10 million is guaranteed, and it is set up basically leaving very little 2014 salary cap hit is he is cut. Basically, it is a one-year, $10 million contract with a team option making it two years, $16 million.
The Cards gave up very little. They had two sixth round picks in this year's draft and none in the seventh due to the trade that sent A.J. Jefferson to the Minnesota Vikings. Now they have one pick in each of the seven rounds. In essence, they acquired Palmer for Jefferson, a player that was not going to make last year's roster.
What do you think, Cardinals fans? Good deal in trade and in contract? General manager Steve Keim did his first trade well, giving up practically nothing for a starting quarterback and giving him a reasonable contract that will not hamper the team past one year.
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