I MAY HAVE BEEN SHORT-SIGHTED ABOUT OUR QB SITUATION.
THIS is an excerpt from a March 28th Yahoo Sports article:
Despite McKenzie's public support for Pryor, who started Oakland's final game of 2012 (completing 13 of 28 passes for 150 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception, and running nine times for 49 yards and a TD), there is much organizational skepticism about the former Ohio State standout.
That said, Pryor's mobility presents the Raiders with an intriguing scenario should Palmer be released: The team could draft Smith and sign a third quarterback with running skills (possibly ex-Tennessee Titans starter Vince Young) to create an entire depth chart of players suited to running a read-option attack.
Another possibility would be trading for Flynn, an expensive free-agent signee for the Seahawks in 2012 who was beaten out by rookie Russell Wilson in training camp. McKenzie previously worked as a personnel executive for the Green Bay Packers, where Flynn spent the first four years of his career as Aaron Rodgers' backup.
A league source said the Raiders have legitimate interest in acquiring Flynn, who could likely be pried from Seattle for as little as a fourth-round pick. (Another source said the Jacksonville Jaguars, who according to a CBSSports.com report are also interested in Flynn, have little inclination to try to swing a trade.)
However, with Flynn carrying a cap number of $7.25 million for 2013, acquiring him would still pose financial problems for the Raiders, as Palmer would count another $9.34 million against this year's cap were he to be released.
(FYI: We gave up a 5th round pick.)
So far it'been called pretty accurately.
Now it also looks like VY Jelly may end up in Silver and Black. While I would have JUMPED at that idea a few years ago, his time in Philly has left a bad taste in my mouth. (Though admittedly he'd be in a far different system, that would make far better use of his skills.)
There's a nagging thought in the back of my mind, which I wasn't sure if I wanted to express for fear that it would sound stupid. (So I LITERALLY, talked it through to myself, out loud when everyone in here went to bed. It actually doesn't sound half bad.)
Suppose since his salary ISN'T cap friendly, the Raiders move Flynn on Draft day, if Geno Smith makes it past Jacksonville, and we grab him? That would mean more pressure on Pryor of course, but with VY, and Pryor (as the article says), we'd have a legit Read Option QB at all 3 levels of the depth chart balanced out with a power running game!
Sign me up!
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