Seahawks receive draft picks in exchange for Flynn.
The Oakland Raiders agreed a deal with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday that sees them sign quarterback Matt Flynn, as confirmed by NFL.com.
The Raiders have exchanged two draft picks in the deal, the first of which is a fifth-round pick in 2014 and then a conditional 2015 selection.
Flynn is now guaranteed $6.5m in 2013, and his base salary for the 2014 season is reduced to $5m. It is also reported by the NFL network that he has incentives in his deal that will see him receive bonuses should he obtain league MVP and Pro Bowl recognition.
The former Seahawks quarterback spent last season behind Russell Wilson in the pecking order, but will hope his move represents a fresh start for his league career.
Wilson enjoyed a great training camp and pre-season before getting the nod as starter, and led the Seahawks to a 11-5 finish and a wild-card berth in the play-offs.
After the rookie’s success last year, it became apparent that Flynn would be spending plenty more time on the Seattle bench despite impressing in his earlier stint with the Green Bay Packers.
However, despite his relative inactivity, he has shown enough to suggest he has the makings of being a solid quarterback, and will hope to prove so with regular playing time with the Raiders.
The arrival of the 27-year-old is likely to pave the way for the departure of Carson Palmer after less than two full seasons with Oakland, with the Arizona Cardinals a likely destination.