After much discussion over the last few days the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks have finally come to terms on a deal that will send backup QB Matt Flynn to the East Bay in exchange for two future draft picks.
Let the Carson Palmer sweepstakes begin.
Already there is word spreading that the Raiders and Arizona Cardinals are in talks to send Palmer to the desert where is career will surely dry up and wilt in the heat. Supposedly the Raiders and Cardinals are discussing a late-round draft pick as compensation for Palmer. Hardly equal value considering the king’s ransom Hue Jackson paid for CP3.
Luckily the pick acquired for Palmer would help offset the two late round picks Reggie McKenzie handed over for Flynn.
With Flynn now in Oakland the camp battle at QB can become an official talking point. Last year Flynn rode a stellar performance replacing Aaron Rodgers for one game in 2011 to a 3-year contract in 2012. Of course Seattle wasn’t sold on Flynn and thus drafted Russell Wilson. As we all know Wilson went on to lead the Seahawks to the playoffs while cementing himself as Seattle’s franchise quarterback.
Now Flynn has been given a second chance at a first impression as he’ll be dueling with Terrelle Pryor to take over the job as Oakland’s first string signal caller.