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Carson Palmer Traded to Arizona Cardinals

Hannah Foslien

Adam Schefter reports the Arizona Cardinals have traded for Carson Palmer.

Albert Breer has the contract details.

Arizona gave up very little for Palmer. You really cannot acquire a player for much less than a conditional seventh round pick. The compensation would have been right had the Jets been involved.

That contract, however, makes me glad the Jets stayed out. Palmer is a significant upgrade over what the Jets have at quarterback, but he would be a one year stopgap. With dead money spilling into 2014, it would have been a tough sell.

As was the case with Kevin Kolb going to Buffalo, this makes it a bit less likely the Cardinals will reach for a quarterback, but they still do not have a long-term answer at the position.