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Matt Flynn, Oakland Raiders Trade About To Go Down

Kansas City Chiefs fans can probably stop worrying about the Oakland Raiders drafting QB Geno Smith.

According to multiple reports, the Seattle Seahawks are about to send FLynn to the “Black Hole” to be the new QB of the Oakland Faiders Raiders.

From Pro Football Talk:

The Seahawks are deep in talks with Raiders on a Flynn trade, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The last holdup appears to be that the Raiders want to take one more shot at trying to convince Carson Palmer to take a pay cut and stick around on a revised contract.

But Palmer is reportedly dead set against taking less from the Raiders, so it will apparently be Flynn who’s leading the Silver and Black in 2013.

In fact, the Flynn deal is close enough to done that some of Flynn’s teammates in Seattle are already saying goodbye. Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin wrote on Twitter, “Wishing Flynn best in Oakland. Excited for his opportunity. Great QB, even better man.”

The Raiders continue to move on from the Al Davis era. It’s been and likely is going to continue to be, painful, but Oakland is doing the right thing cutting bad apples, bad contracts and bad players.

Palmer is still a decent QB in my opinion but I can see why the new regime kind of wants to start over.

I have no idea if Flynn will work out in Oakland but I am glad that this likely means that Geno Smith (who I think will be an NFL success) won’t land in the AFC West.

What do you think, Addicts? Is the Raiders trading for Flynn a smart play?

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  • Tim Hollenbeck

    i think geno smith will land in the afc west

    • Jim Harper

      Based on what?

    • chiefridgy


      • mg2098

        I still think the Raiders draft Geno if he’s there at #3. All the Flynn trade means is that now their not pressed to trade past the Jags. If there’s no trade to #1 by say the Bills, and the Jags pass: I bet Geno becomes a Raider. Either way Geno will be a top 3 pick and 2 of those teams are in the AFC west

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  • Lyle Graversen

    I have mixed feelings on this. I’m bummed because I think it hurts the trade leverage for the #1 pick. Having Oakland want Geno bad would help KC’s cause in getting somebody (maybe even Oak) to move up to #1 for him. However, as someone that has little faith in Flynn as a starting QB I’m happy that our division rival may flounder at QB for the next couple of years. I’d much rather they have Flynn than Geno.

    • micah stephenson

      They geting Flynn just in case they dont get GENO. They still want GENO. they just know we will try to stop them from geting him.

  • Priest4Prez

    Ha! Raiders…Ha!! Flynn….Ha!! You know, I can’t wait to see some crazy dude in a Vadar/Gorilla suit with a Flynn jersey on with spikes. THAT will make my Sunday hahaha

  • Josue Cruz

    Tp6 give him a chance

  • stephan costa

    Typical choke-land faiders! Pay him $13 mil a year like that reject Palmer lmfao!

    • dominicscarlatti

      At least they didn’t give Tony Romo 108 million for 6 years (55 guaranteed)…

  • Arrowhead Magic

    I’m not worried about Flynn at all. It was smart of Oakland to move on from Palmer, assuming they cut him, but they’ll still be sitting in the basement of the AFC West.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Don’t think this hurts our ability to trade the #1 pick much. I doubt seriously we were going to trade with Oakland anyway.

    • Steven Swaggerty

      What would be wrong with shocking the World and Drafting Geno Smith anyway? With Alex Smith we have the second coming of Matt Cassell. Look at their Career Stats. Almost identical. Wasn’t thrilled when we got him. Not thrilled now. Would it be so bad if the Chiefs took a chance and maybe got a REAL QB?

      • Jim Harper

        The differences between Alex and Cassel are so vastly different they do not merit listing.

        • micah stephenson

          Nope. The proof is in the stats. Alex has the same stats as Matts but Alex is more frail. According to history Alex wont play 16 games this yr. Im get really sick of People saying Alex is any good! If you had GENO SMITH on yo team already wud you want them to sign Alex Smith? Yea you wud but as a back up QB

          • Lyle Graversen

            You can’t discount Alex’s consistent development. Look at Alex’s last five seasons when it comes to comp % and YPA.

            48.7% 4.74 YPA
            60.5% 6.32 YPA
            59.6% 6.93 YPA
            61.3% 7.07 YPA
            70.2% 7.97 YPA

            Now compare that to Cassel who has been all over the map.

            63.4% 7.16 YPA
            55.0% 5.93 YPA
            58.2% 6.92 YPA
            59.5% 6.37 YPA
            58.1% 6.48 YPA

            I understand that their average stats are about the same, but Smith has been consistently improving since before Harbaugh even arrived. Last season he had the best completion percentage of any QB in the NFL with at least 200 attempts and despite his “weak arm” he was the 5th best in the NFL in YPA among QBs with at least 200 attempts.

            I’d still rather we had kept our 2nd rounder and drafted Geno, but saying Smith is no better than Cassel is unfair.

          • micah stephenson

            Id rather have kept the 2nd pick too. Look at Cassels 1st yr. I wonder if he wuda developed into a good QB had Brady been permenatly hurt and Cassel played 5 yrs in NE.

          • Lyle Graversen

            Possibly, what makes me feel okay about Smith is that I think KC will have just as good or better skill position players around Smith as he had in SF. If we can sure up the line I think Smith should be able to repeat the success he had in SF.

          • micah stephenson

            I see Alex’s numbers went up every yr. But we both know what happens when you take avg QBs like Smith and Cassel off of superbowl contending teams and put them on the 2 win Chiefs. They dont looks so good anymore.

          • dominicscarlatti

            Only time will tell…

          • Ian French

            Good point man. If you are going to start Glass Joe then one must have a talented backup such as the best NFL prospect in 2013.. da GENO.

          • micah stephenson

            Lol. Yea if history repeats its self, before the season is over, Alex will hav been PUNCHED OUT! LOL

        • micah stephenson

          I dont think you can make a long list of ways Alex is Better than Cassel. If you can. Make yo case. After you say the last 2 yrs Alex had a good QB rating before his usuall seasonal injury u will start running out of positives pretty fast.

          • Kyle ferguson

            All that matters is one thing… Playoff wins smith has taken his team to an afc championship game Matt has not won a playoff game

          • Da Menace

            Don’t get me wrong I would love to see Geno in a Chiefs uni, but A Smith has won in the playoffs Cassel never did shat. I think our chances of being exceptional are still good with A Smih.

    • Ian French

      True dat, Jags will take him if we don’t… And i will crap my knickers when/if that happens.

  • Steven Swaggerty

    This is Fantastic news. I realize that it does hurt the trade leverage. But could there be a more overpaid, overrated player in the League than Matt Flynn. I mean really. What has he done in his career? This move assures the Raiders will continue to suck. Halleleujah!!

    • dominicscarlatti

      Matt Flynn is a much better candidate for comparison to Matt Cassel than Alex Smith is. Flynn’s arm isn’t much different than Cassel’s – very limiting for an OC.

  • Jim Harper

    I don’t think this would have any impact on what the Raiders will do in the draft. If they want him I think there is a strong likelihood that he will be there at #3 in which case they would have a good competition going on without the huge salary that Palmer gives them. Then if Geno wins out they have a solid backup in Flynn. I really think the team most likely to trade up for him is Buffalo

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    The key is Jacksonville. As long as teams think that Jacksonville could take Geno, if they want him, they have to trade with us. I keep thinking Philly could move up.

    • David Fritch

      I really hope it works out this way!

    • Brody Hall

      Phili is just like us lol. If people can see them taking geno then why can the see us? Just saying it would more tha likely zona or buffalo… Whi,h ever does not snag palmer lol

      • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

        Because we have a QB that fits our system and Philly doesn’t. Geno fits Chip Kelley’s offense and I don’t see Vick or Foles fitting it well and Dixon is still a project. Vick is just too erratic and injury-prone.

  • Chris Foosman

    How did I know this would have a Geno Smith reference in it?

  • Justin R Groth

    Might not happen because they want Flynn to take a pay cut for the trade to happen and he isn’t wanting too

  • Dfrey87

    I look at it this way if there was ever a right time to take a chance on a qb its now. Geno is now being mocked to go 2to to the jags if he can go at two he can go at one. Its not like the old rookie wage scale where it would set us back a ton of money. We have an insurance policy in place with Alex Smith like i said there is no better time to take a chance than now.

    • Ian French

      Well said my friend.

  • [email protected]

    All I care about is Denver and Houston laying out Manning

    • Jim Harper

      Then why are you on this site?

      • Darkwolf1414

        He’s saying that he’s not concerned with the Raiders being any good. He’s concerned with Denver being the real competition for the AFC West Title. He wants Justin Houston to lay Peyton Manning out.

    • David Fritch

      I agree Denver is our real concern at this point, and the only proven way to stop manning is to get in his face and throw off his game.

  • Lenny Lieurance

    What if the raiders are doing this because they know Geno won’t make it to #3? Here’s to hoping.

  • David Fritch

    I would think if Flynn was any real good Dorsey would know more than anyone and we would have him instead of Smith.

  • Pessimisticchiefsfan

    This does nothing but hurt the chiefs. Oakland was a possible trading partner and gives us even less leverage. If we are worried geno is going to have so much success then we need to freaking draft him

  • toperspective

    Flynn to Raiders and now perhaps Palmer to AZ. Two potential trade partners down the drain. Not only does it hurt by removing potential trade partners it also gives teams a better view of potential suitors for Geno. Not good.

  • Michael Shaw

    And the geno love fest continues. My how far we have fallen!!!!

  • Russel Azul

    The QB class is soooo much better next year! If Alex Smith really doesn’t work out, we could trade up or draft a QB that is better than Geno Smith next year. Seriously Chiefs fans, lets relax a little bit. We have a solid QB to manage our ever improving team

  • Russel Azul

    Ya’ll are going to be saying, “Geno Who?” as soon as Alex Smith wins a few games for us. Relax