What Would Matt Flynn Bring to the Oakland Raiders?

The Oakland Raiders have a very unstable quarterback situation going into the 2013 season and moved a step closer to stabilizing it on Friday. The expectation is that the Raiders will complete a trade with the Seattle Seahawks for quarterback Matt Flynn according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

Once a deal is completed, Carson Palmer will likely be released or traded (according to a tweet by La Canfora). Palmer was going to be the starter if he remained with the team, but his $13 million salary is simply too much for the cash-strapped Raiders. Without some sort of pay cut for Palmer, the Raiders were forced to look at other options.

Flynn will bring stability to the quarterback position, buy Reggie McKenzie time to find a franchise quarterback and allow the Raiders to pass on a quarterback with the No. 3 overall pick. Although Flynn himself will not excite fans, he’s better than people think and McKenzie knows him well from their time together in Green Bay.

Despite what some fans wanted to believe, the Raiders were never going to enter 2013 without at least giving Terrelle Pryor serious competition for the starting job. With Flynn in the fold, the Raiders have their quarterback of the immediate future. A trade for Flynn also gives the Raiders time to develop Pryor if they determine he’s worth the effort.

According to Albert Breer of NFL.com, "the Seahawks have done their part," and it’s up to the Raiders and Flynn to make it happen.

One challenge is that the Raiders may be trying to re-work Flynn’s contract, but he’s not receptive, also according to Breer. It’s also unclear if the Raiders have already made a final run at getting Palmer to take a pay cut, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, or if that window has passed.

If the deal is finalized, it would probably rule out the selection of a quarterback with the No. 3 overall pick. Trading for Fly...

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