Early reports speculated that Carson Palmer would start in his first game with the Raiders after his trade from the Bengals this week. Then a source close to the situation said that it was unlikely he would play at all.
Reports claim that Palmer’s expectation was to watch from the sidelines so he could learn the Raiders’ offense. However, after Kyle Boller threw three interceptions early in the game, fans were chanting for Palmer to step in after one of those interceptions ended in a touchdown.
Palmer was put in the game, completed a pass on his first play, but then threw three interceptions, one that returned a score.
Was he just unprepared to play since he hadn’t practiced much with the team? Is he just rusty? Or is this a repeat performance of his time with the Bengals?
I guess only time will tell.