Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn has been a backup on good teams for most of his career. Now he’s expected to be the starter on a bad team. But Flynn doesn’t see it that way.
Shortly after his trade from the Seahawks to the Raiders became official, Flynn said he thinks the Raiders are capable of being a very good team, and that they’re in the early stages of building a team that could be great.
“I want to be a part of something special,” Flynn said, “and that’s a big possibility here, of building something special, building a winning environment and building a really great organization. That’s part of the plan.”
Flynn said he has won where he’s been before, and he doesn’t expect that to change.
“I’ve been pretty fortunate,” Flynn said. “When you’re on good teams for that long, you just expect it.”
Flynn’s expectation isn’t one that most NFL fans share. If he can prove everyone wrong and lead the Raiders to a winning season, this trade will be something special for Oakland.