The Oakland Raiders released quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday according to a report by the Associated Press on October 7. Flynn, acquired form the Seattle Seahawks for a 2014 fifth-round pick, was beat out for the starting quarterback job by Terrelle Pryor.
The release comes just six months after Flynn was brought to Oakland to secure the starting quarterback job but, like the previous year in Seattle, he was beat out by a more athletic quarterback but also lost out on the starting job because on his own struggles on the field. His struggles cost him to be demoted to third string quarterback just before his release.
Matt Flynn so far has failed to live up to expectations since backing up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay for four years. Flynn’s one impressive game against the Detroit Lions in 2012, which he racked up 480 yards while throwing for six touchdowns impressed teams enough to make him one of the most sought after free-agent quarterbacks in 2012.
The Raiders will still pay Flynn as the team reworked his contract to give him $6.5 million in guaranteed money this season. The free-agent quarterback is hopeful another team will take a chance on him. Currently Buffalo, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville and possibly Houston may be in need of a quarterback. Perhaps its time for Matt Flynn’s luck to turn.