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The Cincinnati Bengals are gathering around Joe Burrow by tearing their former starting quarterback Carson Palmer to no end on social media.
Carson Palmer had every opportunity to speak loudly about his former team and Joe Burrow on Radio Row, but instead decided to burn every bridge on this side of the Ohio River when it comes to the Cincinnati Bengals.
In just his second season out of LSU, Burrow has quarterbacked the Bengals to Super Bowl 56. Should he win, Burrow might surpass Patrick Mahomes as the most tradable player in the entire NFL. Although Palmer could have been the one who came out of USC, the winner of the 2002 Heisman Trophy clearly nurtures his former team and hinted that Burrow could save them, too.
Meanwhile, Bengal’s Twitter Palms destroyed more hell than a voracious man devouring a massive bowl of Skyline Chili.
Cincinnati Bengals Twitter pulls Carson Palmer for his Joe Burrow comments
While Palmer may have a point that the Bengals are a notoriously frugal organization, Palmer’s NFL heritage is further marginalized with every pass that Burrow throws and every big game he wins. He is well on his way to becoming the fifth most important quarterback in the history of the franchise, after Burrow, Ken Anderson, Boomer Esiason and even Andy Dalton.
What people like about Burrow is, against all odds, that he brings people together. LSU was not known for moving the sticks from the air when he arrived on campus in Baton Rouge in 2018. Two years later, Burrow orchestrated the greatest single season in college football history of any player. He won the College Football Playoff and earned a lot from his former teammates and coaches for a wealth of money.
While time will tell what will become of Burrow and this era of Bengali football, it is not now that you have to take up former resentment for an organization. It appears to be incredibly small. The Bengals are in the Super Bowl! They won the AFC North for the first time in years, beating the top-seeded Tennessee Titans in Nashville and then ruining the Kansas City Chiefs’ dreams at Arrowhead.
In the end, it’s a great time to be a Bengals fan. They get greater national exposure than they have for decades. Although they have a big task ahead of them on Sunday vs. The Los Angeles Rams, this group led by Burrow, have it in them to be giant killers one last time. Anything can happen on any given Sunday. But even if the Bengals win, Palmer will not waver in his opinion.
Even a decade after the divorce, the quarrel between Palmer, the Bengals and their fans remains.