The problem begins when Palmer made a point that he’s not sure Joe Burrow would want to stay with the Bengals long term.
“Joe is going to sit back, win or lose, and think am I going to re-sign with this team?” – Carson Palmer
I think it’s time that we as a fanbase officially remove him from our minds and that he ever played for the Cincinnati Bengals. https://t.co/B6Aaq4629m
— Andrew Russell (@PFF_AndrewR) February 11, 2022
He references the organization as a whole and clearly still has some bad blood toward the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2003.
All Bengals fans want to think about is winning a Super Bowl.
But here is Palmer, already bringing up questions about if Burrow would ever want to launch a full career in Cincinnati.
The reaction is as expected from NFL fans.
I hope the Bengals invite Carson Palmer back to watch them retire his #9 with a different name on the back.
— Ryan Pence (@pencerm) February 11, 2022
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It does not appear as if the former quarterback truly hates his old organization.
But comments on social media get taken out of context at times and Palmer saying anything bad about Burrow and the team’s future has fans furious.
Also the idea that Carson Palmer would say Joe Burrow will leave Cincinnati if they don’t win a Super Bowl this year shows how little he knows about the NFL.
I promise you, as long as Ja’Marr Chase is in a Bengals uniform, Joe Burrow will be in a Bengals uniform.
— Willie Lutz (@willie_lutz) February 11, 2022
The only person rooting for the Rams more than Rams fans is Carson Palmer
— Cody (@SmashHitsSports) February 11, 2022
The former Bengals leader had an ugly exit from the team where he sat out in 2011 until forcing a trade to Oakland.
It was a sad end to his tenure that began with so much hope and promise.
So it does make sense if he has questions about the future of the franchise after it took three decades just to win a playoff game.
And this is where I lose my respect for Carson Palmer. I grew up watching him and for him to make comments like this really baffle me. Joe Burrow is already more successful than Palmer EVER was. https://t.co/B6FvXMy5yM
— SUPER BOWL BOUND (@DatDudeBR) February 11, 2022
The problem here is that Palmer seems to be applying his own thoughts to say what Burrow is thinking.
All signs point toward the young quarterback enjoying playing in his home state.
The Bengals are set to become a free-agent destination as long as he is around, and the team seems to finally be building something special.
Everyone: This #Bengals team is set up for success in the future. It’s a great time to be a Bengals fan.
Carson Palmer: pic.twitter.com/0aI7eZaDkd
— Dylan (@dmoody46) February 11, 2022
Just because this didn’t happen when Palmer was around doesn’t mean great things can’t come to the franchise with Burrow leading the way.