Dec 9, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn (15) throws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 58-0. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Raiders Interested in Trading For Seahawks QB Matt Flynn

The Oakland Raiders are among three teams who have contacted the Seahawks about trading for backup quarterback Matt Flynn, sources tell CBSSports. The other two teams are the Bills and Jaguars, and Jacksonville appears to be the frontrunner at this point.

Flynn, who backed up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay for four seasons, signed a lucrative three-year, $19.5 million deal with the Seattle last offseason, only to be benched in favor of Russell Wilson. Wilson completely took over the reigns, leading the Seahawks to the playoffs and leaving Flynn in the dust.

Now, it seems as if the Seahawks are looking to deal Flynn to give him the opportunity to have more playing time elsewhere, similar to how the 49ers traded away Alex Smith.

Logically, the Raiders would be formidable destination only if they release Carson Palmer, who is apparently unlikely to take a pay cut and is owed $13 million next season. Cutting Palmer is not a far-fetched option, and if they do, Oakland will have to look elsewhere for a starting quarterback if they don’t trust the inexperienced Terrelle Pryor.

That “elsewhere” might just be Matt Flynn. Stay tuned, because this is going to get very interesting.

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  • WC

    Flynn deserves a shot! It was a little unfair in pre-saeson. He threw some beautiful balls to T.O. and Braylen Edwards and they dropped like every single one. The plays called for him had him throwing right into the hands of guys that just couldn’t catch the ball. Meanwhile, Wilson tore it up! He threw the same passes and on third down, after no one caught the damn ball, he turned on the jets and ran for a first down. Wilson got to throw it to Sydney and Tate who caught it a few times, but Flynn got stuck with crapy handed receivers and that was that

    • mccall316

      Agreed that Flynn deserves a shot. The issue is lack of picks. I will be surprised if McKenzie pulls the trigger on a 4th round pick when the Raiders dont have a 2nd or 5th. Only if the Seahawks will take a 2014 4th round pick (highly unlikely and a better deal would come from Jax) then the Raiders will be stuck with either paying Palmer a boatload or cut him and hope to hell they find someone else available.