With the announcement of the trade to Seattle for QB Matt Flynn this comes as really no surprise. Oakland announced on Tuesday that they have traded QB Carson Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals.
The deal includes switching 2013 draft picks and a conditional 2014 pick. The switch is Cardinals will give Oakland their sixth-round pick and Raiders will give them their seventh-round pick. The Raiders will also get a 2014 seventh-round conditional pick if Palmer starts 13 or more games in 2013.
Palmer was due $13 million dollars this year, and trade talks started to circulate after he refused to restructure his contract. The trade Oakland got for Palmer is by far nothing like they gave up for him. In 2011 the Raiders acquired him from the Cincinnati Bengals for a 2012 first-round pick and a second-round pick in the 2013 draft.
Palmer agreed to a new deal with the Cardinals reportedly for two years worth $16 million dollars according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The deal also gives the Cardinals an way out after one year if Palmer does not meet their expectations.