Seahawks: Palmer, Garrard potential injury fill-ins at quarterback?

John + Pete…Really?

Is this what it has come to?

After the Jacksonville Jaguars cut David Garrard earlier this season, rumors swirled around the Seattle Seahawks, who had gotten subpar quarterbacking from Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst in the preseason.


Pete Carroll and his team stayed the course, though, and the result has been a 2-3 record and some so-so passing efforts.

With Tarvaris Jackson injuring his pectoral last week, rumors are circulating once again that Seattle wants a veteran replacement, even though Whitehurst led the Seahawks to a comeback victory.

That Garrard’s name is being bandied about is not surprising but still doesn’t make sense.

Charlie Whitehurst

What? No Love for Charlie Seahawk? Cmon!

Garrard would only return for a true contender and some rumors suggest he doesn’t even want to play football anymore.

The really intriguing name, however, is Carson Palmer.

He’s rotting away in Cincinnati, waiting for a trade and release that may or may not ever happen.

Even though Carroll continues to say he’s comfortable with Whitehurst and Josh Portis while Jackson is out, isn’t the thought of reuniting with his old USC signalcaller tempting?

Especially because the NFC West is so winnable?

The problem is that the Bengals’ asking price would be high. Gil Brandt of suggests that the Seahawks should send Doug Baldwin and a third-rounder to Cincy for Palmer.

Given how good Palmer has looked early on, would it be worth it for a 31-year-old with a history of knee troubles and declining arm strength? I wouldn’t count on this trade happening.


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