The Oakland Raiders have agreed on “draft-pick compensation” in the deal to acquire quarterback Matt Flynn from the Seahawks, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.
Multiple reports indicate that the two teams are working out the final details, but the expectation is that the deal will be done shortly.
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.
The acquisition of Flynn means that Carson Palmer will probably be cut. Palmer has refused to reconstructure his contract, and the Raiders are unwilling to pay him his full $13 million salary.