Raiders: Matt Flynn Trade Not Happening Soon

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

The Raiders and Seahawks are closing in on a trade that will send Matt Flynn to Oakland for draft picks, but don’t expect it to be completed soon.

ESPN’s Bill Williamson reports that it “could extend a few days,” while the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport hears “crickets” on the trade.

Speculation is that the Raiders may be giving Carson Palmer one final chance to take a pay cut and stay on their roster as the starting quarterback. If he refuses, they will likely pull the trigger on the Flynn trade and release Palmer.

They may also be discussing the possibility of signing Kevin Kolb instead of trading for Flynn, as signing Kolb won’t cost them any draft picks

Topics: Matt Flynn, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks

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  • Joe InMaryland

    Do not give up any draft picks for a 2nd string QB. Kolb would be a better choice I believe thank Flynn. Who knows what QB will be cut in the near future?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=603408740 Daniel A Martinez

    I think Kolb would not cost us any picks. Fly

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-C-Brown/100000526564064 Alan C Brown

    Watched Matt play at LSU. These are his problems: 1) Streaky – completed 5 or 6 passes in a row then threw 2 or 3 incomplete (dropped balls/covered players) then he reeled off another 10 or 12 pass completions in a row in a game; 2) Ran Like a Full Back – played tough guy running the ball at LSU however Green Bay experience stopped this nonsense; 3) coaches did not call a lot of long passes with Matt (?) just enough to keep defenses honest because his long passes floated or hung a little and his short passing game picked a defense apart; 4) Had to Play Behind Russell – just did not have the physical arm strength (or size) that Russell had to throw 50 yard passes accurately down field.

  • http://twitter.com/RickyBo60099188 Ricky Bobby

    Vince Young should be brought in instead of Fllynn. He’s a proven winner and can compete with Pryor for the starting position.
    $$

  • Tim Martindale

    Man get Flynn stop stalling