Matt Flynn, the QB who received a 3-year, $26 million deal from Seattle one year ago, was just traded to the Raiders in exchange for two draft picks, according to Jay Glazer.
Flynn threw just nine passes in Seattle. He lost the starting job to Russell Wilson in the preseason – Flynn did have a sore elbow – and the rookie was so dominant, Flynn became expendable.
Glazer reports the two drafts are later-round picks in 2014 and 2015, so it appears the Raiders didn’t part with much. The next stop, obviously, will be for Oakland to trade unhappy QB Carson Palmer to the Cardinals.
What’s most fun about this little QB shuffle is that it appears we’re inching closer and closer to maybe no QBs going in the Top 10 in the draft. The Raiders now have their guy, so they won’t be a taking a QB 3rd. Cleveland is selecting 6th, and just signed Jason Campbell to either be the backup or to challenge Brandon Weeden. The Cardinals, drafting 7th, should get Palmer. Buffalo, picking 8th, just signed Kevin Kolb over the weekend. The Jets, drafting 9th, have too many holes on defense and already signed David Garrard to push him in camp.
Which leaves Jacksonville, drafting 2nd, as the lone team in the Top 10 that might take a QB. Smokescreen, or actual interest?
Nobody wants a QB early in this draft. They’ve all see Matt Barkley and Geno Smith up close and come away unimpressed.