With Thad Lewis becoming another victim of the Buffalo Bills curse at the QB position in 2013, suffering a sprained foot in an overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, the Bills brought in a name that is still fresh in the minds of Oakland Raiders fans to once again patch up their depleted pivot ranks.
After working out just released Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn, the Bills signed the embattled quarterback who is now on his third team in two seasons after things had a falling out in both Oakland and with the Seattle Seahawks.
According to Bills.com writer Chris Brown he plan to take a closer look at Flynn was in the works before Thad Lewis suffered a sprained foot Sunday. Reports had the former Raiders quarterback flying into town Sunday before the Bills overtime loss to the Bengals for a workout. Not long after his Monday morning workout at One Bills Drive, Buffalo signed the veteran signal caller. A no brainer given that they were in the market for another quarterback.
Flynn appeared in two games for the Raiders during the 2013 regular, including one start against the Washington Redskins and a relief appearance against the Denver Broncos. Flynn completed 22-34 passes (64.7%) for 246 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Still with a reported bad attitude about losing his starting job and a tough outing against the Redskins, it was clear that Flynn’s time in Oakland would end sooner rather than later and Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen released him quickly following Pryor’s impressive performance against the Chargers.
Flynn was a good fit for the Bills based on his familiarity with the West Coast offense, something that the Bills primarily run in their playbook. With Flynn and Jeff Tuel the two healthy Bills QB’s at the very moment, it is entirely likely that we could be seeing Flynn get his fourth career NFL start at some point should the Bills terrible luck with injuries continue.