Aug 30, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn (15) looks for an open receiver during the 1st half against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders Officially Completes Trade For QB Matt Flynn


The Oakland Raiders have officially made their move to get a new starting quarterback and traded for Seattle Seahawks backup QB Matt Flynn. All kinds of fresh blood in this division. The Oakland Raiders also traded Carson Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals to clear some cap space and to get that load off their shoulders.

The Raiders are trading a couple of draft picks, one this season and one next season, for the services of Matt Flynn.

Let’s see what this kid will do for Oakland. They have needed help at the quarterback position for a long time. I guess they weren’t to thrilled with the idea of adding Geno Smith in the draft and wanted to go after someone with more seasoning.

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  • Sergio Quintero

    The trade to Arizona is really bad news for the chargers, since it probably moves Arizona from drafting a QB in the 1st round, to drafting a LT, so the odds of having access to Lane Johnson just seriously took a step backwards.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      dang it… you are right! SIGH.

      • Sergio Quintero

        I just can’t see the Cardinals trading for Palmer, and then drafting a 1st round QB. You want a nightmare scenario just watch Charles Davis mock draft on friday, all 3 LT’s and 2 OG’s gone by pick 10:

        http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-draft/0ap2000000155076/Charles-Davis-mock-draft

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          oh man… take the best player available at that point. we could still go in a number of directions. likely defense though if that were the case. star lotulelei, jarvis jones… xavier rhodes… i honestly wouldnt mind a receiver.. just get playmakers.

          • Sergio Quintero

            Taking Star, just seems you wont get enough snaps of him to justify the pick, you will have to play him at NT, and in nickel/dime defenses which account for more than 50% of the snaps Liuget and Reyes will get most of those snaps. In that situation I would try to trade down, if I can’t I would take Rhodes or Austin.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            i wouldnt mind getting Austin… just imagine him in the slot. would be sick

          • Sergio Quintero

            If all 5 Olineman and both of the elite pass rushers are gone, for me Austin is the BPA, and you take some pressure of Philip by making a lot of those Welker type passes to Austin.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            i am right there with you… having that option available will let him get some passes off quick. Austin would then be able to make yards out of nothing too.

        • Sergio Quintero

          I can only justify 8 players in terms of talent and need for the chargers at pick 11, the 3 LT’s, the 2 OG’s, the 2 pass rushers, and Milliner at CB, in this nightmare scenario all are gone, if this were to happen, if I were the chargers I would put a for sale sign on the pick.

    • tbell11

      Maybe not, the Cardinals new HC did say he thinks OT Levi Brown is elite and thinks the best way is to build the o-line is in to out. So Warmack is a possibility

      • Sergio Quintero

        Hope you are right, its just a whole lot easier finding a OG than a LT, if I were them I would take Johnson over the Guards.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    They still have Buffalo taking a QB–although I wouldn’t be so sure. And we still might have Warmack available also. And don’t count the Jets out. They could do something real weird and draft a QB in the first round. lol

    • Sergio Quintero

      The more QB’s taken ahead of the chargers, the better for them, it drops one or more of the OLineman and maybe one of the elite pass rushers (Ansah/Jordan).

      • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

        Exactly. We can always hope that the Jets do something crazy and go for a QB on the first round. That would be great. lol.

  • Rob Base

    Man looks slim to get a LT with the 11th pick. Lets do this Telesco best player available!
    Austin anyone? Anyone?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      right there with you…. check my latest mock draft post. mention him there

      • Rob Base

        Just did catching up on all the gossip been working all day.