Poor Matt Flynn just can’t seem to catch a break.
Following an incredible Terrelle Pryor performance resulting in a huge divisional win against the Chargers Sunday night, the Raiders have parted ways with quarterback Matt Flynn. The release came only 12 hours after the Raiders were deemed victorious over the division rival Chargers. This news comes 6 months after they dealt away a fifth-round pick in next year’s draft, along with $6.5 million in guarantees to take him off of Seattle’s hands. Releasing him now negates a conditional fifth-round pick in 2015 being that Flynn will not be a Raider come 2014.
“I don’t know exactly what the reason was that didn’t work, but it didn’t work,” coach Dennis Allen said of the trade. “Terrelle came in and took over the job. He’s earned the position that he’s in, so we just felt like it was probably best to go ahead and move on from that.”
Flynn first had to be a spectator behind Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers. He was then shipped off to be Seattle’s potential future front-runner until Russel Wilson exploded into the scene and claimed the job. Just when you thought his starting chances would come to be within a Oakland franchise who didn’t have a solid starter, in comes Pryor and steals away yet another opportunity. When will Flynn finally get his break? Is he even good enough to get a starting job elsewhere? Three teams have sent him packing. Whether it’s because of the competition within them or Flynn’s actual ability is uncertain.
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