Carson Palmer offers Joe Burrow advice, believes he can help change Bengals' culture

James Rapien

Former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer knows what it's like to be the No. 1 pick coming off of a record-setting season. 

Cincinnati took Palmer with the top selection in the 2003 NFL Draft after he won the Heisman Trophy and led USC to an Orange Bowl victory.

Palmer had his ups and downs with the Bengals, but he offered Burrow some advice as he prepares for his rookie season.

“The best thing he can do is go in there and work his butt off,” Palmer said on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “He’s a hometown kid. He grew up an hour northeast of downtown Cincinnati. That city’s in his blood. He’s got family and high school teammates and teachers and so many people pulling for him. He’s going to have a ton of support.

“If you get shellacked in Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4 — just keep fighting because they are a couple steps behind personnel wise. There’s a reason they’re drafting number one. It’s because they’re a couple years away. So just come in and know that it’s gong to be a rough start from the jump. But coming off a national championship, coming off all the success he’s had at the collegiate level, maybe his work ethic can come in and create a culture there that there’s a certain level of commitment, a certain level of work ethic and expertise and professionalism that he can bring in and I hope to see that rub off on all the guys around him.”

The Bengals hope Burrow can take the organization to new heights. 

Palmer's comments echo what Peyton Manning told Burrow last month. There could be some growing pains this season as he adjusts to life in the NFL. 

Palmer played for the Bengals from 2003-2010. He posted a 46-51 record as a starter. Cincinnati traded him to Oakland in 2011.  

Comments (6)
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KyleZombi
KyleZombi

Yeah, there was a reason that the Bengals drafted #4 overall in 2011 and that's because Carson Palmer was terrible. Rookie QB Andy Dalton took over the very next year and took his team to the playoffs. Carson really needs to just shut up.

Vitodog
Vitodog

this kid is something special

Vitodog
Vitodog

This kid is something special

Dewdah
Dewdah

Palmer should shut up. He doesn’t have any idea what the current Bengals are like. He couldn’t take adversity and rookie Andy Dalton delivered more than he ever did.

Dontknownothinglol
Dontknownothinglol

Burrow ain't going to do shit as a Bengal. Dalton will do better as a Cowboy

rpevans
rpevans

'behind personnel wise' ?......'reason why they're drafting number one' ?...'couple years away' ?....these are just false hopes on the part of the great "WHINER" to make himself feel like less of a failure....does carson palmer not remember that Andy Dalton stepped right in and lead the team that HE couldn't win with to the playoffs?


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