Matt Flynn Rumors: Raiders Need to Focus on Draft Instead of Seahawks QB

It is obvious that the Oakland Raiders need a new quarterback to turn around the organization. However, trading for Matt Flynn is not the solution.


UPDATE: Monday, April 1, at 11:15 a.m. ET by Rob Goldberg

It appears that the Raiders have gone ahead and made the trade to acquire the Seahawks quarterback, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports:

Only time will tell if this is the right move for the organization.

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According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, that is exactly what the team is looking to do. He writes, "The widespread belief for now is that the [Flynn to the Raiders] trade will indeed get done, and that it will happen soon. The two teams have haggled over draft-pick compensation."

Peter King of Sports Illustrated (via Rotoworld) reports that the deal will likely feature a 2014 "mid-round pick."

This appears to be a colossal mistake for Oakland. 

The last time the Raiders made a draft picks-for-quarterback trade, they ended up overpaying for Carson Palmer by giving up a first- and second-round pick.

While the quarterback did have some good days in silver and black, his nine-game streak of at least one interception helped contribute to the downfall of the 2012 season. With Palmer at the helm, Oakland finished with the seventh-fewest points in the NFL.

In reality, it is unlikely that the 33-year-old veteran was going to be enough to bring the squad back to the postseason. Even if he did, it is clear that he is not the long-term solution.

The next option is Terrelle Pryor, the young player from Ohio State selected in the 2011 supplemental draft. However, even in his college years, the quarterback never showed that he has the accuracy necessary to succeed as a full-time player in the NFL. 

Instead, Pryor best projects as a change-of-pace p...

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