Apparently, Jaws is not a big believer in the Raiders’ decision to trade for Matt Flynn. ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski has Flynn ranked No. 32 of the 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL.
He went from Green Bay to Seattle to be a starter. But he lost the job to rookie Russell Wilson in the preseason.
This spring, Oakland traded for Flynn after Carson Palmer balked at a pay cut. Palmer was traded to Arizona after the Raiders picked up Flynn.
Flynn is 28 and he has started just two NFL games. His arm strength has been questioned. I don’t expect Flynn to light the NFL on fire. I do think the Raiders can get by with him for the short term and since he wasn’t overly expensive, it’s not a terribly risky venture.
If Jaworski is right and Flynn plays like the No. 32 starting quarterback in the NFL, then we may soon see rookie Tyler Wilson or Terrelle Pryor get a chance to breathe life into Oakland’s offense.
In other AFC West notes:
San Diego linebacker Manti Te’o talked about what he is learning at the NFL Rookie Symposium in this video.
The Raiders waived linebacker Mario Kurn. He was on injured reserve all of last year.