Will Carson Palmer Start?


A lot of people are landing on Arrowhead Addict because they are trying to figure out if Carson Palmer will start today vs. the Chiefs.

The answer, we think, is no.

But he still may play.

Jay Glazer was just speaking on Fox’s pregame show today and he had some interesting quotes from Oakland head coach Hue Jackson.

“Could I have started him this week? Yes, absolutely,” Jackson told Glazer. “Physically he can do it. But I need to protect him from himself, this is a long-term thing. I never once expected to start him right when we got him.” However, he added, “I am planning to dress him and I would like to get him in in certain situations if I’m able to.”

It sounds like the Raiders will start with Boller but they will look for opportunities to get Palmer on the field for some snaps. I would guess we’ll see Palmer if Boller starts playing very poorly or if the Raiders get a big lead. It makes sense. If Boller is losing the Raiders the game with interceptions and poor play, Jackson might bring Palmer in to try to save the day. If the Raiders get a big lead, he might bring in Palmer to get some reps since the game is already in the bag.

There is a chance we could see all three Oakland QB’s today.