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Apparently, Jaws is not a big believer in the Raiders’ decision to trade for Matt Flynn. ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski has Flynn ranked No. 32 of the 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL.
Flynn was slightly more highly regarded a year ago. Last June, Jaworski ranked Flynn No. 27.
He went from Green Bay to Seattle to be a starter. But he lost the job to rookie Russell Wilson in the preseason.
This spring, Oakland traded for Flynn after Carson Palmer balked at a pay raise. Palmer was traded to Arizona after the Raiders picked up Flynn.
Flynn is 28 and he has started just two NFL games. His arm strength has been questioned. I don’t expect Flynn to light the NFL on fire. I do think the Raiders can get by with him for the short term and since he wasn’t overly expensive, it’s not a terribly risky venture.
In other AFC West notes:
The Raiders waived linebacker Mario Kurn. He was on injured reserve all of last year.