Here’s a trade that needs to happen

My friend’s young son once asked — when he saw two scalpers entrepreneurs on the street corner outside of Angels Stadium, one holding tickets, the other with a sign that said “need tickets”  — why doesn’t that guy sell his tickets to the other guy who needs tickets? Oh, from the mouth of babes.

Obviously, it is not that simple — and the young man got a crash course on economics that day — but it does show that an easy solution could be made if you just take the shortest route between point A and point B.

Same thing could be said of the NFL, too.

Today comes word that the Bengals are listening to offers for Carson Palmer (via Peter King) and might go another direction at quarterback, while Titan GM manager Mike Reinfeldt said the team could not only draft a quarterback, but might be in the market for a veteran guy via free agency or the draft (via the Tennessean).

Guys, do I have to spell this out for you — swap Palmer for Young.

Blockbuster trades for quarterbacks have become such the rage recently. Like making fun of Hugh Jackman or Charlie Sheen, for instance.

Donovan McNabb, Kyle Orton and Jay Cutler (the last two for each other) have been traded in recent years. So why not another huge deal?

Palmer would get a second lease on life, handing the ball off to Chris Johnson in Tennessee. If you caught Palmer’s look after he took down the Chargers last year, playing without Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens seemingly added years to his NFL life.

And lets be honest, Young seems like he was born to play for the Bengals. Pair him with Ochocinco and Owens and we have our 2011 version of Hard Knocks.

As Sheen would say, this idea is winning.

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