It looks like former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn is finally going to get his shot to start. It will be with the Oakland Raiders.
Flynn’s teammate with the Seattle Seahawks, Doug Baldwin, wished him well on Twitter.
Wishing Flynn the best on his endeavors in Oakland. Sad to see a friend leave, but excited for his opportunity. Great QB, even better man.
— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) March 29, 2013
So you’re probably saying to yourself — but the Raiders already have Carson Palmer. Well, they don’t think too much of Palmer’s $13 million salary. They asked him to take a pay cut, but he refused, so now the Raiders are expected to release him.
That will pretty much make Flynn the de facto starter. That is, unless Terrelle Pryor develops into an NFL-caliber quarterback overnight or the Raiders draft someone and he beats Flynn out in the preseason like Russell Wilson did in Seattle.
Those scenarios seem pretty unlikely though. Former Packers executive Reggie McKenzie is running the show in Oakland. He’s very familiar with Flynn and knows what he’s getting.
And that would seem to be a new starting quarterback.