Carson Palmer (Photo Courtesy: US PRESSWIRE)
ALAMEDA, CA (AP) - As prolific as he's been in his career, Oakland's Carson Palmer is on an unparalleled pace for him. Palmer is on track to join 2002 NFL MVP Rich Gannon as the only quarterbacks in franchise history to eclipse the 4,600-yard mark in a single-season.
Gannon passed for 4,689 yards during the '02 season when he led Oakland to its first Super Bowl appearance in nearly two decades. That'd be quite an accomplishment for Palmer considering the Raiders receiving corps has been banged up since training camp.
Oakland has also had issues with pass protection and the running game, making it easier for defenses to concentrate on Palmer.
Ideally, Palmer says the Raiders would be better off being more balanced offensively.
The Associated Press