Nobody Should Be Surprised to Hear Oakland Raiders Naming Matt Flynn the Starter For Now

By Dan Parzych
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The Oakland Raiders made the wise decision to part ways with Carson Palmer this offseason after shipping him off to the Arizona Cardinals and it was the right move to acquire Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks as the quarterback looks to earn a shot at the starting job. In fact, Flynn has to feel good about confident the team is at this point in the offseason.

Oakland named Flynn the starter as of now and it will certainly be interesting to see whether or not he can live up to the hype after missing out on the opportunity in 2012. Flynn originally joined the Seahawks with the intention of taking over the starting job, but he lost the gig to Russell Wilson during the offseason and after Seattle reached the playoffs–it was clear Flynn had no chance of earning the starting job unless something were to happen to Wilson.

Now, Flynn looks to embrace the opportunity for a chance with a Raiders team that has been looking for a franchise quarterback for quite some time now.

At this point, the starting job is Flynn’s to lose and if he misses out on this opportunity again–he’ll have nobody to blame but himself. He may not have the same type of weapons as the ones he would have had in Seattle, but this could be Flynn’s last chance to prove himself as a starter at the NFL level.

If things don’t work out–who knows what will happen to Flynn beyond the 2013 season.

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