Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The fate of Flynn
By Tim Kavanagh
Since it became clear that the Seattle Seahawks would be moving forward with Russell Wilson as their franchise QB of the present and future, backup Matt Flynn became an expendable commodity, and there's been rampant speculation over where he'd land, and for what price in trade.
That conversation continues this week, with Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune offering his extended take on the matter. In Williams' opinion, Flynn does have value to Seattle as an insurance policy, but if that's the avenue down which they'd like to travel, they'll also need him to take a pay cut. Based upon past relations with players like T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Julius Jones, Mike Williams, Aaron Curry and Lofa Tatupu, the current Seahawks administration has no problem going to players and demanding that they take a pay cut; if the player declines, he's released.
Flynn is unlikely to be released, of course, considering that there are a handful of teams that don't have a QB of even his modest level on their roster. As a result, it'll come down to who's willing to pay the right price for the LSU product prior to April's draft, and the price could be a third-rounder (or a swapping of second-round picks, if the acquiring team's spot in the order is high enough).