Matt Flynn hasn’t played a single snap in an Oakland Raiders’ uniform, but he’s already showing his generosity to help improve the team.
Flynn restructured his contract, giving up $1 million to allow the Raiders enough cap space to sign cornerback Charles Woodson, according to ESPN’s John Clayton.
Flynn was traded to the Raiders from the Seahawks earlier this offseason, and is the team’s projected starting quarterback heading into training camp.
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.
He had previously restructured his contract, taking a salary increase from $5.25 million to $6.5 million in 2013, all of his guaranteed. It appears now that he will be giving that money up to allow the Raiders to sign Woodson to a one-year deal with a base salary of $1.8 million, worth up to $4.3 million with incentives.
“I’m just going to bring intensity,” Woodson said when asked what he will bring to the Raiders. “I’m a football player. I’m just going to bring a lot of intensity, somebody that is passionate about the game and a guy that knows how to make plays. I think when guys watch me play, I think that raises the level of other guys because of the way I play the game. So I’m going to bring that mindset, that mentality, to the game, same as I always have, and have fun doing it.”