The Seattle Seahawks received a pleasant surprise in the form of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson this season after signing Matt Flynn to a three-year deal.
The team wasn’t expecting Wilson to be anything more than a backup holding a clipboard for the first season and perhaps his entire career on the NFL level, but the Seahawks were able to draft a diamond in the rough with Wilson becoming a star over the course of the 2012 NFL regular season and leaving the team’s biggest free agent acquisition with an uncertain future in Seattle.
With Wilson becoming the face of the franchise moving forward, Flynn has become expendable with the team willing to trade the 27-year-old heading into the off-season.
Although the team has let their intentions be known in terms of a willingness to trade Flynn, the trade market for Flynn doesn’t appear to that promising with the consensus around the league being that the Seahawks will simply cut the quarterback according to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports via Twitter:
While Seattle has told QB Matt Flynn they are willing to trade him, finding trade partner is problematic because several expect he’ll be cut
— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) January 23, 2013
With no shortage of teams in the NFL looking to upgrade at the quarterback position, Flynn was thought to be a hot commodity once the Seahawks let it be known that they’d be open to trading their backup quarterback.
A few teams that might show interest in Flynn with a need of improvement at the quarterback position are the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets.
It remains to be seen whether or not the Seahawks will ultimately trade Wilson or decide to release the quarterback like many have speculated. One things seems for sure, Wilson is the starter moving forward and Flynn will more than likely be playing for another team next season.