Matt Flynn traded to Raiders

Published on April 1, 2013 by     Seahawks.Com News (Feed)

120814-flynnfeature-600

A move that first surfaced on Friday became official on Monday when the Seahawks traded backup quarterback Matt Flynn to the Raiders for a pair of draft choices.

Matt Flynn’s stay with the Seahawks proved to be shorter and less productive than anticipated when he was signed in free agency last March.

The former backup quarterback to Aaron Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers, who spent his one season with the Seahawks as the backup to Russell Wilson, was traded to the Oakland Raiders on Monday morning.

The Seahawks received two draft choices in the deal – a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and a conditional pick in the 2015 draft – that first surfaced on Friday but did not become official until after the weekend.

Even though Flynn threw only nine passes last season, general manager John Schneider said the QB played a bigger role in the team’s success last season because his presence allowed the team to wait for Wilson rather than make a move for one of the highly regarded quarterbacks in last year’s draft.

“Matt was a guy that provided us, from the get-go, that comfort level to just go into the draft and not feel like we had to do anything that was crazy or outlandish,” Schneider said during an interview on 710 ESPN to promote Ben’s Fund as part of National Autism Month – Schneider and his wife, Traci, have a son, Ben, who is autistic.

“We could just stick with our plan and we knew we had a guy who was a solid starter.”

Flynn, who started two games in four seasons with the Packers, was signed to challenge incumbent Tarvaris Jackson for the starting job with the Seahawks. After being selected in the third round of last year’s draft, Wilson made that a three-way competition that he eventually won with strong efforts during training camp and a productive preseason.

While Wilson was tying Peyton Manning’s rookie record by throwing 26 touchdown passes and leading the Seahawks to an 11-5 regular-season record and the franchise’s first road playoff victory since 1983, Flynn was limited to those nine passes – completing five for 58 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions.

With the Raiders, Flynn is expected to once again compete for the starting job – but not against veteran Carson Palmer, who is expected to be traded to the Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks, meanwhile, are in the market for another backup as the trade leaves Wilson as the only quarterback on the roster.

“There are different avenues we can go,” Schneider said. “Obviously we have a plan in place. It’s contingent on who that player is.”

And that player could be a veteran or a draft choice, Schneider added.

“We have a plan and we’re just going to take it as it comes,” he said. “We’re not going to force anything and we’re not going to get in a situation where we have our hands tied.”

Just as they did last year, when Flynn was added to compete with Jackson, and Wilson was drafted to compete with both.

It was the third preseason game against the Chiefs in Kansas City last August that proved pivotal in the events that followed. Flynn was scheduled to start, but a sore elbow on his throwing arm prevented him from playing. So Wilson got the start and directed six consecutive scoring drives – three touchdowns and three field goals.

Two days later, coach Pete Carroll announced that Wilson would be the starter for the regular-season opener and also that Jackson had been traded to the Buffalo Bills.

“It was more about what Russell did, more so than what Matt or Tarvaris didn’t do,” Schneider said. “Russell Wilson has established himself as, right now, one of the better young quarterbacks in the league.”

One who has made Jackson and now Flynn expendable.

via Matt Flynn traded to Raiders.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

131230bennett6vgdfgdgdfg60

Less dancing, more tackling from Seahawks, please

As the Dallas Cowboys were giving them a beating last Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks defense provided a CenturyLink ...
17YsDE.AuSt.5

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: “Whenever we’re running the ball, we’re fine”

Marshawn Lynch sprinted down the right sideline untouched, into and out of the end zone. But he wasn’t carrying ...
Seahawks Broncos Football

Hawks waive DB Steven Terrell, bring back DE Greg Scruggs

The Seahawks today essentially reversed the move they made on Saturday, waiving defensive back Steven Terrell and bringing ...
141013hawkville660

Marshawn Lynch’s limited carries glaring in Seahawks’ two losses

Marshawn Lynch was limited to 10 carries in Sunday’s loss to Cowboys at CenturyLink Field, prompting coach Pete ...
141013injuries660

Seahawks’ depth being tested by rash of injuries

Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner left Sunday’s game, but returned. Cornerback Byron Maxwell did not. And their status for ...
on January 30, 2014 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Russell Okung has torn labrum in shoulder

Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung has a torn labrum in his shoulder, according to team sources. Okung suffered the ...
141013-maxwell-600

Calf strain, not high-ankle sprain, for cornerback Byron Maxwell

Byron Maxwell Injury Deemed Less Serious Cornerback Byron Maxwell, who left Sunday's game against the Cowboys in the second ...
Doug Baldwin rants on Seahawks  offensive struggles   NFL.com

Doug Baldwin rants on Seahawks’ offensive struggles

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin was a tad angry at the offense's struggles after being upset by ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com
 

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz