ESPN reports the Oakland Raiders acquired quarterback Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks for two draft picks Monday — a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft and a conditional pick in 2015.
Both teams announced that the trade had been finalized Monday afternoon.
The Raiders also are trying to finalize a trade that will send Carson Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals for minimal compensation, sources said.
The Seahawks signed the 27-year-old Flynn as a free agent last offseason from Green Bay before drafting Russell Wilson, who won the starting role in the preseason and led the team to a wild-card playoff win against the Washington Redskins. Flynn has made only two career starts and threw only nine passes last season.
Flynn’s contract has him scheduled to make $5.25 million in base salary this season.
I think this was a good move by the Raiders. The Seahawks had no need for Flynn after Russel Wilson’s performance in his rookie season and the Raiders need a QB period. Flynn’s performance against the Lions got him out of Green Bay and to Seattle but it remains to be seen if Flynn can be a starter in the NFL.