Seahawks have ruled out a release, but will listen to potential trade offers for the backup.
After signing Matt Flynn to a large free agent contract last year, the Seattle Seahawks thought they were signing their franchise QB for the next ten years. Well they certainly had the franchise QB on the roster, it just wasn’t Flynn.
Third round pick Russel Wilson turned out to be that man, beating out Flynn during pre-season and going on to have a Pro Bowl season and a playoff win.
27 year old Flynn was forced to sit on the bench and be the backup. One small piece of comfort is that he is still earning the big contract he was given, which was why some reporters believed he would be cut during this off-season to save on cap.
However, the Seahawks are insisting they are keeping the former Green Bay Packers QB as insurance to Wilson and is very much part of their plans going forward.
It is still believed that trade offers will still be listened to involving the backup and that if the price is right, then the Seahawks would be happy to let Flynn go.
With teams like Oakland, Jacksonville, Buffalo and Cleveland all looking to upgrade at the position it would be strange if at least one team didn’t make an attempt to lure Flynn away from Seattle, but would probably have to give up at least a third round pick for him, which could prove pricey.