Top 5 Landing Spots for Matt Flynn Next Season

By Dylan Hughes
December 25, 2012 10:52 pm
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ESPN analyst John Clayton has reported that he believes the Seahawks will be shopping backup quarterback Matt Flynn this upcoming offseason. After a record-setting performance in Green Bay, Seattle snatched up Flynn on a 3-year, $19.5 million deal. Although Flynn was Seattle's guy coming into the preseason, rookie star Russell Wilson came out of the preseason with the job after stellar play.

The Seahawks made a good decision going with Wilson, as he has led his team towards either a second or first place spot in the NFC West depending on how this weekend plays out. Wilson has also made a strong Rookie of the Year push for himself, despite brilliant seasons by first and second overall picks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. The only chance Flynn has gotten to play is when the 'Hawks rout a team enough to the point that the starters are pulled. Considering Seattle doesn't want to pay a hefty price for another two years for a backup, they will be trading him.

The question is, which team will win Flynn's second sweepstakes in two years?

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19 months ago
Um,you don't think Seattle should be on the list in case we decide to keep him for the duration of his contract? Also, Seattle DOES need a quality proven veteran for a back up, and it does make sense. Think about it...
19 months ago

I've thought about that too Dan, but Flynn won't be happy here. We can free the cap space by trading him, and for that amount of money we could get some more O and D line and a respectable backup.
19 months ago

Just don't trade him to AZ, Pete/John.
19 months ago

I went at it with the angle that he is traded, seeing it is very likely. But I see where you are coming from.
19 months ago
Just a couple of disagreements with ur article. First, I think Kolb's contract is just as pricey as Flynn's, so what would be the point of that trade? Second, Sanchez's contract is way too expensive for the Jets to trade him. Who's gonna want to pay big bucks for a proven loser? Third, and maybe I'm just being picky here, but you said the Jags haven't had a good qb since Garrard/Leftwich days? That was like 3 years ago. You make it sound like ages ago. Just sayin
19 months ago

I've thought about your Kolb point too, but why wouldn't you do the trade if they both have big contracts? You are gaining a good QB and losing an injury prone one for Arizona. For Sanchez, I see where you are coming from, but I know the Jets want him gone and Seattle is also asking for 10 mil., which could make up for Sanchez's contract. Well it may just be me, but three years of bad quarterbacks on no playoffs is too long for me. It may just be me, but that's why I said it like that.
19 months ago

Well I think the point of getting rid of Flynn is to not have a backup qb with a hefty contract. And I do agree the Jets want the Chez gone, but I think it will be very difficult to move him. 3 years of of bad qb's and no playoffs is too long? Dude I'm a Browns fan. Story of my life!!!! lol
19 months ago

I understand. You prove a good point. Well I'm used to cheering for a winning team so from your perspective I guess you don't see the same way haha
19 months ago

Hey The Sea Birds have had a losing record for the LAST 4 YEARS!! Including a 4 win 12 losses and a 5 wins and 11 losses..Also, not a NFL championship.....ever. So HA HA. If you want to TRY to write, get your facts straight!
19 months ago

I'm not sure I mentioned any of those things. Where in the article are you saying you saw these?
19 months ago

I don't see Seattle helping out Arizona. Arizona is a QB away from being a good team. Why would Seattle make that deal , Kolb is not very good with a big contract. Seattle would be better off letting Arizona over pay or over reach for a QB.
19 months ago
If they are crazy enough to trade him to AZ (they won't) they better get Fitz in return.
19 months ago
The Chiefs have not said they were going to draft a QB in the first round. Until they sort out the GM and head coaching jobs, no one knows what they're going to do. Bowe is also still a very good receiver. If his one year tender as the franchise player wasn't up, he wouldn't be traded. I don't think they'll franchise him again and will likely let him walk.
19 months ago

I would be shocked if they just let him walk. They would have to find something to do. He is too valuable to just let go of.
19 months ago

I hope they do re-sign him. Having Jon Baldwin and some special teams guys playing WR isn't working after Bowe got hurt. They couldn't sign him to a long-term extension last year after they franchised him. He signed a one-year tender after camp started. So, they ether franchise him again, or let him him walk. Brandon Albert is also a free agent, so there is quite a decision coming which one they franchise and which one they let file for free agency. I don't think Bowe wants to stay in KC or he would have signed a long-term deal last year. Just my 2 cents worth.
19 months ago

I doubt he stays. There are plenty other places he could go that have a chance at a super bowl.
19 months ago
God I hope it's Minnesota. Sure could use a quarterback up here.
19 months ago

Actually working on an article about the Vikes right now, Gordon. I mentioned his name. Make sure to read it, it should be up tonight or tomorrow!
19 months ago
The Chiefs are going to lose Bowe this year or next, and then, just like Carr, they will have taken for granted another top flight guy at his position. I can see how the fans have become disenchanted with him, but how does this Franchise not realize how much he is worth on the open market? That is the only reason Bowe has been such a model citizen this year thru all the losing. So frustrating watching them make the same mistakes that other teams have made by not surrounding their young QB (Presumably, Geno Smith) with enough talent to help him succeed...and they have the answer in-house, which most teams with a top pick rarely have. Grrrrr.
19 months ago
I thing pittsburgh would be a good fit batch gone lefwitch gone cut bens pay getting older
19 months ago

I think Seattle will send him somewhere where he can start.
19 months ago
Maybe the Seahawks get stuck with Flynn. I"ve never understood this fascination with these quarterbacks that have one or two goods games after playing in place of a veteran. Last time I checked two of the teams mentioned in this article want to get rid of quarterbacks they paid a lot of money to their franchise QB after having one or two goods games as backups. NFL team owners wise up and quit paying these crazy amounts of money for unproven quarterbacks. I couldn't believe the money Seattle paid Flynn after one game playing against backup players. For that reason only, I'm sure there is another stupid team owner willing to pay stupid money to Flynn like Seattle did. I mean come on, he didn't even get the starting job over the Seahawks first round pick this year so can we not at least entertain the idea that Seattle overpaid for Flynn. Seattle should get stuck with their mistake but like I stated before, I'm sure there is another stupid GM and owner out there that will take Flynn and probably be trying to ship him out of their camp within a couple of years.
19 months ago

Two things
1st - Alot of Flynn's contract is incentive based. In fact the hawks paid less for him and Wilson than they did for T-jac and Whitehurst last year.
2ND - Wilson was a third round pick in this years draft.
19 months ago
So the Raiders need a quarterback,among other things,) I hope they can send Carson Palmer to back up Russell Wilson and we get a back up who can start.
19 months ago
I agree that Seattle will probably trade Flynn even though they need a solid back-up for a scrambling QB like RW. The problem that I have is that you never addressed what Seattle would recieve for the trade. Why get rid of him if they aren't going to get something of value back. Seattle has plenty of cap room to keep Flynn and I don't think theres a better back-up in the NFL. Although I don't like the idea of trading a quality player within your own division, I could very possibly see a trade to Arizona. However I think that Seattle should get something of equal value back. Getting EXTRA cap space isn't. any good if you don't have a quality player to pay it to. In Arizonas case, the Hawks desperastely need a #1 reciever. I think with Seattle's low draft position(after winning the SB this year)maybe trading Flynn and trading Seattles number one for Arizona's number 2 and getting Fitz to come to Seattle would be a good trade for both teams.

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