There has been a lot of debate as to whether there are any franchise quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft, leading many teams to pursue veteran backups. Matt Flynn fits that bill nicely, and he’s apparently moving to Oakland to become the Raiders’ next starting quarterback:
Sounds like Matt Flynn heading to Oakland via trade, and Carson Palmer will be on his way out (possibly to AZ). trying to nail down details — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 29, 2013
Would expect the Flynn trade to OAK to be completed in short order. The trade market remains robust- Revis and Blount among those available — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 29, 2013
Wishing Flynn the best on his endeavors in Oakland. Sad to see a friend leave, but excited for his opportunity. Great QB, even better man. — Dbfresh (@DougBaldwinJr) March 29, 2013
Because the Oakland Raiders are the ones who acquire Flynn, that would mean they are set to cut Carson Palmer, and he’ll likely be pursued by the Arizona Cardinals. That would essentially take the Raiders and the Cardinals out of the running for a QB in the first-round of this year’s NFL Draft.