Oakland Raiders Complete Trade For Matt Flynn

Dec 30, 2012, Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn (15) warms up before a game against the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks have finally agreed to complete a trade that will send quarterback Matt Flynn to the Bay Area. Reports of the two teams beginning talks surfaced late last week and it was only a matter of time before the deal went through. Despite what ESPN may want you to believe, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports was the first to pass along the news. Oakland will send two late picks to Seattle as compensation.

Per Glazer:

As Glazer also noted, Arizona is now looking to acquire Carson Palmer.

The moves from Oakland and Arizona will now signal bad news for this year’s crop of quarterbacks. With Oakland and Arizona making moves, it is less likely that they will be willing to invest a first-round pick in a young signal-caller.

Buffalo was also in the mix for a quarterback early, but they signed Kevin Kolb.

It will be interesting to watch how the top of the draft will now develop with quarterback needy teams investing picks in veteran quarterbacks and focusing their attention elsewhere.

Topics: Matt Flynn, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks

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  • http://twitter.com/bluenotebacker Sean Jeffries

    It’s pretty sad that I have never really even heard of Matt Flynn. I looked him up, seems he backed up Rodgers in Green Bay? Who knew? I’m pretty much done being a fan of the Raiders though, they’re going in a very unusual direction with their field general.

    • http://twitter.com/underdogyaz jeff yaws

      we dont need fans like you,..mckenzie is cash strapped and doin the best he can with what hes got,..flynn threw for 480 yrds and 6 tds against the lions and 3 tds against NE ,..do more research before givin up on your next NFL team,..from the die hard raider nation to you,..good ridence,..dont come back in 3 yrs when we are conpetitive again fair weather fan

      • http://twitter.com/chove76 jose villarreal

        Well said my fellow bro from da Raider Nation we don’t need fans like that I think we did a good trade I like what mckenzie is doing with what’s he’s got. Plus he didn’t give up a 1st & 2nd round pick for him either. RAIDER MATION 4LIFE!

        • http://twitter.com/underdogyaz jeff yaws

          thats right brotha! we just need to be patient,..mckenzie knows what hes doin,,,.RAIDER NATION!

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