Aug 30, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn (15) throws a pass against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Raiders to Acquire Matt Flynn From Seahawks


Aug 30, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn (15) throws a pass against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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  • loverpoint

    Oakland you don’t have to trade for Flynn. Seattle will cut him soon because they cannot afford to have such an expensive backup QB.

    WHY WOULD YOU GIVE ANYTHING FOR WHAT IS ESSENTIALLY A BACKUP QB? STAY WITH PRYOR AND PICK UP ONE OF THE DOZENS OF FREE AGENTS OR QB’S THAT WILL BE RELEASED AT THE END OF PRESEASON.

  • Pridenpoise

    Don’t give away our draft picks Reggie. Not for this guy. He has done nothing. I’m tired of people quoting stats from 2 meaningless starts the guy had who cares. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.