Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Flynn vs. Sanchez?
By Tim Kavanagh
The man brought in to get the New York Jets back on track, GM John Idzik, was tasked with a difficult quandary at the sport's most important position. Mark Sanchez is going nowhere -- the nature of his contract guarantees that -- it appears that they're moving on from Tim Tebow, and Greg McElroy's ceiling appears to be that of a backup at the NFL level. Furthermore, the club's cap situation makes things a little tricky, though the expected cuts of certain veterans in the coming days should alleviate that somewhat.
One of the possible solutions that's been raised by outside observers is for the Jets to try and trade for Seattle Seahawks backup QB Matt Flynn. Of course, that presents two issues: one, would the rebuilding Jets want to part with the draft capital necessary to acquire Flynn (believed to be a third-round pick), and two, could they really fit him at his current cap hit ($7.5 million) along with Sanchez's figure? Bear in mind that Flynn has only experience as an NFL starter, and this idea doesn't seem to be the wisest one for the Jets. The key is Idzik, as he got a good look at the LSU product during his recent time working in Seattle:
James WalkerThis could be a strong fit
"Flynn would be the favorite to challenge Mark Sanchez. He has ties to new Jets general manager John Idzik. An open competition could make both players better."