Matt Flynn Is THISCLOSE To Becoming An Oakland Raider

Matt Flynn Is THIS CLOSE To Becoming A Raider

3/29/13 in NFL   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

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 SportsThere has been a lot of talk recently about what the Oakland Raiders should do with Carson Palmer, and it seems like they may be close to a decision.

According to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, a trade with the Seattle Seahawks to send Matt Flynn to Oakland is close to happening, and while trade terms were agreed upon, Flynn isn't backing down from his contract.

Currently, the Seahawks would get a 2013 draft pick as well as a “conditional 2014 selection,” but they'll also will have to pay Flynn $5.25 this season and $6.25 million next.

This is where a lot of speculation comes in. If they're looking to lower the contract, then it means that Flynn might not be their starter, but if he were to be, then they'd probably release Palmer.

Or they can keep shopping Palmer and explore other options like Kevin Kolb, who they have been reportedly interested in.

There's really no incentive for Flynn to take less money because even if he's released, he'll get picked up somewhere, but the Raiders also don't have much room to pay a possible backup that amount.

What's becoming more and more clear is that they're doing everything in their power to make sure Palmer is not their starting quarterback at the beginning of next season.

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