Jaguars, Bills and Raiders rumoured to be interested in making an offer for Seahawks backup.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders are all reportedly interested in trading for Seattle Seahawks backup QB Matt Flynn, according to a report on CBSsports.com.
After moving to Seattle last season as a free-agent, Flynn lost the starting job to Russell Wilson, and it is clear that so long as Wilson is with the Seahawks, he will be the starter.
The rumours of a trade come as no surprise, as Flynn is a quality player capable of starting for most teams in the NFL, who may be able to sign him at a good price.
All three teams mentioned in this trade are in serious need of a revival at the Quarterback position. The Bills have no Quarterback that is worthy of the backup role, let alone starting. It is highly likely that the Raiders will cut Carson Palmer, leaving a space open for someone to come in and challenge Terrell Pryor.
Finally Jacksonville are still unsure on Blaine Gabbert. The third year Quarterback has shown little improvement during his time with the team, and some strong competition from a proven starter will be needed to see if the young signal-caller has the ability to lead the flagging Jaguars offence.
A second-round draft pick could be the asking price Seattle will be asking for, and if they can get a team to add a sixth round pick for the 2014 draft, then they may have got a very good deal out of this.
Of course, having Flynn on the bench next season would be a poor use of funds, and also unfair on the player himself, as he deserves to demonstrate his starting credentials on a struggling NFL team.