Two things you can set your watch to are Reggie McKenzie wiping the Al Davis fingerprint off the Raiders’ roster and the Oakland general manager turning to players he saw in Green Bay to replace all those Davis castoffs.
So with the inevitable release of Carson Palmer looming it’s only natural that former Packer and current Seattle Seahawk backup QB Matt Flynn has surfaced as a potential target for the Raiders. Flynn’s NFL resume makes Kevin Kolb look like a proven commodity yet none the less he’s the ideal fit for a team in full rebuild mode like the Raiders.
Of course the Raiders don’t exactly have a lot to offer Seattle if McKenzie values his draft picks. And there’s also the matter making Palmer’s exit official first. So let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves here. Keep in mind there are other teams out there in need of a change/upgrade at QB as well. Flynn is hardly an upgrade only in the sense that he’s proven nothing but he’s got some hype and that can go a long way in securing a job in this league.
None the less the rumors are out there and they won’t go away unless Oakland drafts Geno Smith or Terrelle Pryor gets the full vote of confidence. Both could happen yet neither is highly likely…at least not until it happens.