Quarterback Carson Palmer was traded from the Oakland Raiders to the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday in a deal that includes the swap of 2013 draft picks and a conditional pick in 2014. Palmer, 33, also agreed to a new contract with the Cardinals. The team did not disclose terms of the quarterback's deal, but league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the restructured contract is for two years and worth $16 million. It also gives the Cardinals an out after one year if the situation does not work out. Palmer was due to make $13 million this season. (ESPN)
FF Today's Take:The Cardinals sent a sixth-round pick (176th overall) to the Raiders in exchange for Oakland's seventh-round pick (219th overall). The Raiders will receive for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2014 draft if Palmer starts 13 games for Arizona in 2013. This isn't a long-term solution at the position but Palmer is QB2 with upside given the open style of offense Bruce Arians like to run.