The Oakland Raiders appear to have found their new quarterback and Matt Flynn has found a new home.
NFL.com’s Albert Breer is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks have sent the backup QB to the Bay Area in exchange for a pair of draft picks. That could likely be the first domino to fall in a chain that could see Carson Palmer released … and possibly head to the Arizona Cardinals?
Flynn is expected to be the front runner to start in Silver and Black, which would offer him a boost in fantasy value — after all, being a starter is better than being on the bench. Even in a Raiders offense that’s rebuilding. However that last point is why fantasy owners can’t be too high on the journeyman when draft day comes around. Oakland has already lost tight end Brandon Myers to the Giants and are on the verge of watching Darrius Heyward-Bey head elsewhere.
Right now, the biggest weapon in Oakland’s arsenal is the oft-injured Darren McFadden. That’s not good news for a quarterback who remains largely unproven. In five NFL seasons, Flynn has just two starts — one of which led to his big deal with the Seahawks — and nine touchdown passes. Add that to a suspect receiving corps and there’s little reason to see the QB coming off the board before the late rounds.
– Marcas Grant
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