Originally written April 01, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
According to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, the Raiders have struck a deal with the Seattle Seahawks that will send quarterback Matt Flynn to Oakland for a "late round" pick in 2014 and a conditional pick in 2015. Once again, the Raiders will be trying to start over with a different quarterback. Reports had been circulating in the past week that Flynn was likely going to end up in Jacksonville, but the Jaguars pulled away from any trade negotiations. Then, reports seemed to indicate that Flynn would likely be with the Raiders. Now that Flynn has a new home and presumably a starting role, we have to consider the implications the deal has on the draft. The first quarterback needy team in the draft is still the Jaguars. The Jaguars have indicated they will have an open quarterback competition, and the best man will be their starter. That seems to imply that they won't be drafting Geno Smith with the second overall pick. When a team takes a quarterback so high in the ...
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