Oakland Raiders Try To Rework Carson Palmer's Contract

Raiders Are Restructuring Palmer's Contract, Giving Pryor More PT

2/25/13 in NFL   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Dec 22, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) on the sidelines in the second half. The Panthers defeated the Raiders 17-6 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY SportsIf this gets done, it's very good news for Oakland Raiders fans.

According to Adam Schefter, the team is working to restructure Carson Palmer's contract, which has him making $13 million next year.

While he's been mediocre, with flashes of his old skill, Palmer threw over half as many interceptions last year (14) as he did touchdowns (22), and garnered 4,018 passing yards.

The good news is that the team is looking to get Terrelle Pryor involved more.

In the last game of the season, against the San Diego Chargers, Pryor showed just how much he had grown in one season, and what he can offer the Raiders. In the extremely small sample size, he threw two touchdowns, one interception, passed for 150 yards and ran for 49.

The biggest problem with Palmer is that the NFL is increasingly becoming a running quarterback's league, with the days of the Brett Favre-esque bombers falling into the past. Granted, there are still quite a few quarterbacks out there who are heavy-footed and pass-happy, but it's the Colin Kaepernick-types that are the QBs of the future.

Pryor can be capable of this if given the chance.

Regardless, the Raiders didn't make the playoffs last year, so a change is necessary.

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2/26/13   |   CASE717   |   13 respect

I say get rid of Palmer and McFadden. Both aren't healthy enough to be trusted. start Pryor and find an RB