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

Oakland Raiders: Matt Flynn Penciled in as Starting Quarterback

It’s not permanently set in stone, but Matt Flynn will be the No. 1 quarterback on the Raiders’ depth chart once OTA’s begin, GM Reggie McKenzie said in a press conference Tuesday.

Flynn was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Oakland Raiders for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and a conditional pick in the 2015 draft. He will replace the departed Carson Palmer, who was dealt to the Cardinals shortly after Flynn arrived in Oakland.

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.

 

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