Las Vegas Raiders: 3 biggest quarterback busts in team history
3. Carson Palmer
When Jason Campbell went down during the 2011 NFL season, the Raiders called on the Cincinnati Bengals to trade for Carson Palmer, who was deemed expendable with the rise of Andy Dalton. For Palmer, the Raiders sent the Bengals their 2012 first round pick, and a second round pick in 2013, a huge cost for a guy who would go on to spend two lackluster seasons with the team.
During Palmer’s run in 2011 and 2012, the Raiders won only eight games in his 24 starts, while throwing for only 35 touchdowns against 30 interceptions. In 2012, Palmer did throw for over 4,000 yards, but the team went only 4-12, and he was traded to the Arizona Cardinals in April of 2013.
With Arizona, Palmer saw a career renaissance, making the Pro Bowl in 2015, and throwing for nearly 17,000 yards in only five seasons with the team.
In fact, Palmer played so well in Arizona after leaving the Raiders that he became the 18th member to join the Ring of Honor at State Farm Stadium. The Silver and Black gave up a lot for Palmer, and got little in return, which is why he lands on our list here at No. 3 overall.