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The legacy of Kitna


Hello Seahawk fans, Bengals fan here hoping to get some of your thoughts.  As you may have heard, Carson Palmer is apparently demanding to be released by Cincinnati and there are contentious (as has been for the last several years) views on how good of a QB Palmer really is.  My personal viewpoint is we should never have drafted Palmer and made Jon Kitna (especially after he had a probowl year for us in 2004) our permanent QB.

Now, I am considering doing a piece on why I think we should have stuck with Kitna and am hoping to get some opinions from other teams' fans, who he's been on.  Part of my theory is Kitna has never been set up for success (having been on losing teams, had inadequate offensive lines, not given enough time to develop chemistry with his recievers, etc.) and if he'd been given enough time with decent surroundings, he'd have developed into a solid NFL QB.  Obviously, I can get his stats (which are less than stellar with your team), but was wondering what your ultimate, subjective, opinion of his was.

Do you think he could have panned out to be a legitimate QB?  What was his offensive line/protection like?  Did he have enough time and adequate weapons to be successful?  Did his OC set him up for success?  Etc.

Any comments and analysis you can provide will be much appreciated.

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