Prior to the 2012 season, Matt Flynn joined the Seattle Seahawks with the intention of taking over the starting job, but those plans quickly fell through after Russell Wilson won the gig during training camp before helping the team reach the playoffs. While it’s clear Wilson is the future of the franchise, it seemed like only a matter of time before Flynn found a new home for the 2013 season–which is exactly what happened this week when the quarterback was traded to the Oakland Raiders.
Now–all signs point to Flynn finally earning the chance to prove himself as a full-time starter in the NFL next season.
Flynn showed plenty of potential in limited action during the 2011 season when he was a backup to Aaron Rodgers as a member of the Green Bay Packers, but it was no secret that job would never be his in a million years. It’s still way too early to determine whether or not Flynn will live up to the hype, but if anything is certain in Oakland–it’s there’s no reason for him to lose the starting job in training camp this time around.
His weapons may not be anywhere close to what they would have been with the Packers or Seahawks, but Flynn needs to do whatever it takes to live up to expectations next season now that he’s finally getting a chance to prove himself in Oakland. The Raiders have been searching for a quarterback for quite some time now and he may go through some rough patches at the beginning, but Flynn should be excited about this opportunity for the 2013 season.
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