Matt Flynn made his first start with the Raiders last Sunday. That was all head coach Dennis Allen needed to see. Flynn was demoted to third string on Wednesday.
While Terrelle Pryor was recovering from a concussion, Flynn was busy piloting an offense that sputtered on third down and was only responsible for one offensive score. Flynn was also sacked seven times and threw an interception. Allen was critical of Flynn after the game and said that he didn’t “[see] the field very good.”
Six months ago the Raiders traded multiple draft picks and more than $6 million to the Seahawks for Flynn. They thought they had their franchise quarterback. Unfortunately the truth is, they value Flynn less than undrafted rookie Matt McGloin.
“It is what it is. It didn’t work out,” Allen told reporters about Flynn.
McGloin, a three-year starter at Penn State, was taking second-team snaps while Pryor was back with the first team.
The Raiders are still on the hook as Flynn is owed more than $2.8 million this season and has a cap hit of $7.6 million in 2014, according to Spotrac.com.