Originally published on SBReport.net on April 1, 2013
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports has reported that the Raiders have traded two draft picks for Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn.
Glazer tweeted that the Raiders have given up two late-round picks stating that "The 2 picks the Raiders sent for Flynn are in 2014 and 2015 draft. Both are later rounds" on twitter. It was later reported that the 2015 draft pick is a conditional draft pick.
The trade reunites Flynn with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie who served time in the Green Bay Packers front office and helped bring in the quarterback to serve under Aaron Rodgers.
Flynn has been in the league for five seasons since leaving LSU and has appeared in only 37 games. Flynn's most notable start game in week 16 for the Packers against the Detroit Lions, throwing for 480 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions on 31-44 throwing.
Flynn promptly signed a three-year, $19.5 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks but lost the starting job to rookie sensation Russell Wilson.
The move means it may have just gotten harder for Terrelle Pryor to earn the starting job, as it appears McKenzie has belief in Flynn, giving up two draft picks for him.
The move may also mean the end of the Carson Palmer era in Oakland, whom the Raiders have been trying to talk into taking a pay cut to remain with the team.
Adam Schefter of ESPN and many others have reported that the Raiders are working on a deal with the Arizona Cardinals to send Palmer to the Valley of the Sun.