There seems to be a lot of fans who are upset that Reggie Mckenzie was going to force Carson Palmer to take a paycut despite a promise from the team last year. It was seen as a business decision that didn't sit well with fans, especially union fans who believe the team shouldn't have forced the issue of reducing his contract again.
Through 5 games in Arizona with the best wide receiver in the game, Carson Palmer has 5 TD's and 9 INT's. Last year he had a total of 14 INT's. Reggie was obviously smart enough to see that Palmer was going to continue to go downhill and that's obvious with his play as a Cardinal.
Now after 5 games there are calls for him to be benched despite a backup who would be significantly worse than Carson has been. Not paying $5 million for his services despite the guaranteed $10 million owed to him was worth it in my opinion and I thank Reggie for making that decision.
Has anyone changed their mind on this trade despite the fact Reggie completely whiffed on Matt Flynn? I like Reggie's handling of Terrelle Pryor because it forced Pryor to become the QB he is today because he worked his tail off to get to this point. The starting job wasn't handed to him when the team traded Palmer or traded for Matt Flynn. Getting rid of Palmer was best for the team because he wasn't worth his contract nor was he going to show that he's even a decent QB anymore. He's a has been. He might have some type of turnaround before the year's over, but he's become the more interceptions than touchdowns kind of QB which is his downward spiral.
What do you think Nation? I've been happy since the initial trade only because I didn't want an unhappy QB who didn't want to be on the team. But even had they kept him, he would be terrible on this team in my opinion and would be sacked 5 times a game at a minimum. I think it was a good call by Reggie. Anyone disagree? If so why?