Just over a year ago the Seattle Seahawks acquired quarterback Matt Flynn from the Green Bay Packers. He had impressed the professional world when he played a back-up role behind Aaron Rogers. The Seahawks expected him to play the position for years to come.
Enter rookie Russell Wilson. Pete Carroll made the decision to start the rookie QB who took them to the playoffs in his first season.
Flynn’s contract was reported to be worth 5.25 million dollars in 2013, and was an expense that challenged Seattle’s salary cap.
Oakland had paid a high price to acquire Carson Palmer from Cincinnati. He has been unsuccessful in two seasons. The Raiders were expected to send him to Arizona, but they were unsuccessful. Palmer will be gone before the draft and a pick that Oakland gave up for him is yet to be made. The Raiders were 4-12 last season, and Palmer’s salary was reported as 13 million dollars this season.
Terrelle Pryor, who was taken by the Raiders in the 2011 supplemental draft is their only other quarterback.
Seattle has their identity and their quarterback. Oakland is still looking for both.
Columnist-The Guardian Express