Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Flynn on the block?
By Tim Kavanagh
A healthy market never really developed for free agent QB Matt Flynn last offseason, and he signed with the Seattle Seahawks on a three-year, $19.5 million deal. However, Flynn was supplanted by third-round pick Russell Wilson during the preseason, and saw little action once the changing of the guard became official. As we consider the teams that are looking to upgrade their QB ranks in 2013 and beyond, we've been listing Flynn speculatively as a possible target via trade. As it turns out, the Seahawks may be open to such a move.
Speaking to the media on Monday, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll was asked whether he'd honor a trade request from Flynn, and he certainly didn't say no. "As we move forward we're going to figure it out. We're fortunate that we have two really good football players in the program," Carroll noted as part of his response, per the Tacoma News Tribune.
Again, this doesn't mean that the Seahawks are poised to actively market Flynn to other bidders. But what it does mean is that if Flynn is interested in a change of scenery -- and some believe he'd like to be a starter somewhere instead of a backup again -- then the teams around the league in need at the position (Arizona, Jacksonville, Kansas City, the Jets and Philly come to mind) can begin figuring out with what they'd be willing to part in exchange for the LSU product.