Matt Flynn has been released by the Oakland Raiders on Monday, just a little over six months after bringing him in to be the starter.
According to Yahoo Sports on Oct 7, the Raiders acquired Flynn in April from the Seattle Seahawks for a 2014 fifth-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2015. Even though the Raiders reworked Flynn's contract, he will still earn $6.5 million in guaranteed money this season.
Flynn was supposed to be the Seahawks new starting QB two seasons ago when he signed with them, but rookie Russell Wilson beat out Flynn in Seattle's 2012 training camp and things have went south ever since.
At one point this season Flynn was the third string QB behind Terrelle Pryor and undrafted free agent Matt McGloin.
''It just didn't work,'' coach Dennis Allen said. ''Terrelle came in and he took over the job. He's earned the position that he's in. So, we just felt like it's probably best to move on from that.''
Look at the bright side Matt, if it wasn’t for the Lions giving up a New Year’s Day gift on Jan. 1, 2012 you would have never got paid. Flynn was filling in for Aaron Rodgers vs. Detroit in a meaningless game for the Packers when he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns – making him the hottest free agent at the end of the 2011 season.