Palmer is due $13 million in 2013 and even more for the next season. The quarterback’s season with the team was not a success in 2012. However, he did put up good numbers on his own.
Palmer, last year, threw for 4,018 yards with22 touchdowns. He did have 14 interceptions. Still, the Raiders only managed a 4-12 record for the season.
The quarterback was picked up from the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011 when he was unhappy there and had threatened to retire if he wasn’t traded.
The reason Palmer is restructuring his contract is due to the fact that the Raiders could turn to their rookie Terrelle Pryor to start. It would be a lot cheaper, and Pryor offers a new game plan that is actually being used around the league already by successful teams.
Pryor offers similar talents that are equal to Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick, and Robert Griffin III.
Robert Palmer’s age is also an issue compared to the young and very agile abilities that Pryor offers the Oakland Raiders.