Matt Flynn Rumors: Raiders Would Be Smart to Trade for Seahawks QB

The Oakland Raiders are currently engaged in ongoing trade talks with the Seattle Seahawks for quarterback Matt Flynn—a savvy move that would be beneficial to the franchise in 2013 and beyond.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer on March 29, the two sides were getting close to a deal:

Then on March 31, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported:

The two teams have haggled over draft-pick compensation, with former Green Bay colleagues Reggie McKenzie and John Schneider, now the General Managers of the Raiders and Seahawks, respectively, twisting each other’s arms to get the best possible deal.

Obviously, no deal has yet been struck. 

This potential trade could still fall through, but Oakland would be smart to make sure that doesn't happen. 

The argument against Flynn as a starter is that his body of work is minute. In five years as a pro, Flynn has only started two games—splitting the two with a record of 1-1. He's only attempted 141 regular-season passes, completing 61.7 percent with nine touchdowns and five interceptions.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie knows what he's getting in Flynn, as he was a member of the Green Bay Packers front office before coming over to Oakland. He's seen Flynn up close and personal in training camp, in practices and in team meetings—an inside perspective most teams don't have.

He's also a savvy negotiator who isn't willing to make a hasty deal, but it's clear he is interested in Flynn as a potential starter for the Raiders in 2013. 

Terrelle Pryor is the team's only quarterback at this time not named Carson Palmer. Palmer won't likely be with the Raiders in 2013, per ESPN's Adam Schefter, who recently wrote, "multiple people around the league believe that Palmer will never take another snap for the Raiders."

Article Source: Bleacher Report - Oakland Raiders