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01:36 PM ET 03.28 | 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.

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March 28, 2013  01:52 PM ET

An Overpaid, lightly proven QB going to the Black hole for Quarterbacks...

Makes perfect sense.

Is the Terrelle Pryor experiment over already?

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March 28, 2013  02:10 PM ET

Use your money on defensive positions and give TP a chance.

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March 28, 2013  02:19 PM ET
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Unless they trade down, Oakland doesn't have enough picks to start trading them. If RM is serious about building through the draft, he won't do this.

Doesn't make sense for the Raiders to continually over pay the QB position. IMO they should invest on the defensive side first, the offense will come around gradually.

March 28, 2013  02:30 PM ET

My sympathies, Matt.

March 28, 2013  02:31 PM ET
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My sympathies, Matt.

Ha!

March 28, 2013  02:43 PM ET

Trading too much for a risky QB was what got the Raiders into this mess in the first place.

March 28, 2013  02:51 PM ET

Raiders should be all over this guy. He has the big arm and learned his craft watching the big arm of Arron Rodgers. Lot's of upside. With the Carson Palmer trade there just wasn't a lot of upside, not with those receivers. Flynn could grow with the team, Palmer will grow old with the team, and fast, There's just so many more miles under Palmer's hood than Flynn's hood.

Giving Prior a chance isn't a bad option either, it will just take a little longer to develope him

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March 28, 2013  04:28 PM ET
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That bothers me, since Pryor's been there a while and no one appears to be real excited about him.

He has only been there 2 years with 2 different GMs/HD Coaches [ if I recall ].... just saying.

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March 28, 2013  04:36 PM ET
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If we go with Pryor, there are going to be some bad days. Some good moments too, but he's very raw. It's going to be on-the-job training. They probably see Flynn as a more finished product.

If Wilson beat out Flynn, was Flynn's success due to the Packers system or Flynn's "greatness"? I would say it had to do with the system and personnel. Give TP the ball and go 4 it....

March 28, 2013  04:39 PM ET
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Last year was really his rookie season. The 1/2 year with HueJack was a complete loss.

Right, so it's unfair to pre-judge TP's potential.

With TP as the QB, Oakland can buy time and fix the defense first. The offense is fine with Mr. Automatic, Sebastian Janikowski.

March 28, 2013  04:40 PM ET
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Flynn would be great in Oakland.

Why?

March 28, 2013  04:41 PM ET
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If we go with Pryor, there are going to be some bad days. Some good moments too, but he's very raw. It's going to be on-the-job training. They probably see Flynn as a more finished product.

There are going to be some bad days no matter who is under center. 2013 is a lost year. May as well see how he develops with real playing time for a full season. Then you know what you have and can prepare for the 2014 draft if he doesn't pan out.

 
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