He is the 3rd best QB in the NFL right now...
1. Peyton Manning
2. Tom Brady
3. Carson Palmer
I'd agree this is accurate. Me being a die-hard Bengals fan, makes me want to flip-flop Brady and Palmer, but Palmer needs to prove himself outside the regular season.
Not saying the Bengals are this year's champs, but there's a good chance they'll win the AFC North (I don't care what people think about the Ravens, they're not as good as last year, even with the addition of McGahee, and the Steelers are always overrated).
I believe once they make the playoffs (either by winning one of the toughest divisions in the league or by a Wild-Card in the dominant AFC) they'll really make some noise this year and finally make people believe the Bengals can and will be a potential SuperBowl team if not this year, sometime in the future.