So let me get this straight.
The Oakland Raiders are attempting to trade for Matt Flynn in the event Carson Palmer stays the course in refusing to take a pay cut. But the only way the Raiders can complete the trade for Flynn is if he too takes a pay cut.
Meanwhile Reggie McKenzie values draft picks yet he’s willing to part with more precious picks in order to acquire Flynn who might be the poor man’s Kevin Kolb. Oh, and for good measure the Raiders are interested in signing Kolb if the Flynn deal falls through.
No matter what this team isn’t going to be contending for anything more than another top 10 draft pick in 2013. So why give up valuable picks while trying to force another QB to reduce his salary if the end result is going to be another season of discontent?
The logic here just doesn’t make sense.
From where I sit I see every reason reason for the Raiders to roll the dice on Terrelle Pryor next season. I highly doubt Flynn is going to become the next Rich Gannon and we already know what the Palmer era is all about. As for Kolb…yeah…
Trading for Flynn only makes sense if McKenzie is giving up a 7th round pick. Anything else is a waste as he’s not going to be the player necessary to get this franchise back on track. Of course nobody thought Gannon was going to be that guy either so who really knows.
What I do know is asking Flynn to take a pay cut before he takes a snap in silver and black is just foolish. Sure, Flynn wants to be a starter so he should do whatever it takes to get the opportunity. But if McKenzie is really trying to rebuild then he should just let Pryor play and be prepared for whatever comes with that. Flynn isn’t worth the trouble and Raider Nation isn’t exactly excited about anything that has happened this offseason.
Just do us all a favor McKenzie and save your picks for players with potential instead pursuing players with failed promise.