The Seahawks may give Matt Flynn another chance to be a starting quarterback after all.

Only this time, that chance would come in Oakland.

The Seahawks are nearing an agreement to trade their backup quarterback to the Raiders. There was no announcement nor confirmation from either team, and the deal may not be finalized until next week, but the NFL Network reported Seattle had agreed to draft-pick compensation. Those pick(s), however, might not be until future years.

Seattle signed Flynn, 27, a year ago when he was an unrestricted free agent, giving him a three-year contract and an opportunity to compete for the starting job. Russell Wilson won that job, though, putting Flynn back in the position he has been for much of his career: backup.

He filled that role at Louisiana State behind JaMarcus Russell, who would become the No. 1 pick in the draft. A seventh-round choice coming out of college, Flynn spent four seasons behind Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. Flynn twice started in place of an injured Rodgers, throwing for 731 yards and nine touchdowns.

When Seattle signed him, most expected Flynn to become the team's starter, including Mike McCarthy, who coached Flynn for four years in Green Bay and had gone so far as comparing him to Rich Gannon, a former NFL MVP. Wilson won Seattle's starting job after he started the third exhibition game in Kansas City, a game Flynn could not play because of a sore elbow. Flynn did not throw his first regular-season pass for the Seahawks until December, when he played the second half of a blowout victory against Arizona.