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Matt Flynn is a popular man in Seattle

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Matt Flynn is the new Kevin Kolb.

I don’t know whether Flynn will have more success than Kolb did in his first season as a full-time starter or if Flynn will even be a full-time starter next year, although the odds are good there.

Matt Flynn is just the backup quarterback this year that will cause the most amount of overanalysis throughout the country.

We’ve got almost a month until the Super Bowl and it’s already started in full. Especially in Seattle.

“The sports talk shows on Seattle radio stations are in an all-Flynn, all-the-time mode,” according to John McGrath of the Tacoma News Tribune. “This has its benefits – every 10 minutes devoted to Flynn means there’s 10 fewer minutes to devote to Tebow – but the discussion is typically slowed by a roundabout at every intersection.

“The callers have no clue on whether Flynn is a long-term solution. Nor do the hosts.”

That’s not going to stop the speculation.

There is a connection to Flynn in Seattle because Seahawks G.M. John Schneider was part of the front office that drafted him. That will be enough to go on for a while.

One piece advice for long-time listeners and first-time callers: Pace yourself.  It’s only January.

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  1. mvp43 says: Jan 13, 2012 11:51 AM

    Packers better franchise him…………

  2. suprinelolskins says: Jan 13, 2012 11:53 AM

    Literally 1/3 of the starts of Kolb

  3. suprinelolskins says: Jan 13, 2012 11:53 AM

    *less than

  4. jeffesky says: Jan 13, 2012 11:54 AM

    All depends on the price. might may more sense to draft tannehill in the second round if the pack franchises flynn. if they dont then it could be serious play for the hawks.

  5. dolphins4 says: Jan 13, 2012 11:55 AM

    Matt don’t go to Seattle come on down to Miami the Dolphins need you.

  6. blizzard01 says: Jan 13, 2012 11:55 AM

    Can you spot Trent Dilfer in this post?

  7. citizenstrange says: Jan 13, 2012 11:55 AM

    He’d look good in Black and Gold!

    GO STEELERS!

  8. cakemixa says: Jan 13, 2012 11:55 AM

    Seattle must want to be Kolbed. Talk about overreaction from a guy who started in TWO games.

  9. cup0pizza says: Jan 13, 2012 11:56 AM

    Whatever hope Seahacks fans can cling to every season while their pathetic team sits. It’s cute.

  10. jimmysee says: Jan 13, 2012 11:56 AM

    Flynn is the real deal, Seattle!

  11. cardiovascularendurance says: Jan 13, 2012 11:57 AM

    Can we get this test2402 Tebow troll banned already??

  12. Tom G says: Jan 13, 2012 11:58 AM

    I thought it was already decided the Raiders were going to overpay for him.

  13. dcfan4life says: Jan 13, 2012 11:58 AM

    Last time i checked, Seattle was actually pleased the Tavaris Jacksons progession and play down the stretch. Now there going to go all out and sign Flynn. Doesn’t seem likely. More than likely he will go somewhere like Washington or to the Jets (would that really shock you). Dont count out Jacksonville making a play either with their new owner looking to make a splash.

  14. Nick says: Jan 13, 2012 11:59 AM

    The connection is lazy and illogical.

    If Seattle wanted Flynn, why didn’t they pursue him instead of Charlie Whitehurst when Schneider first became GM?

    It says a lot that Schneider, in his first year as GM for Seattle, didn’t heavily pursue Flynn when looking to trade for a QB. Hell, there wasn’t even one rumor about Seattle pursuing Flynn.

    I’d be pretty shocked if Flynn is signed by Seattle.

  15. pencilmonkeymagic says: Jan 13, 2012 11:59 AM

    Free agency can’t arrive quickly enough. If simply to stop me checking and re-checking headlines to non-stories…

  16. irishgary says: Jan 13, 2012 12:00 PM

    Hope he doesn’t go to Seattle Carrol would ruin him

  17. porkchopexpress1969 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:00 PM

    But wait….What about TJack?

  18. changsteinelgamal says: Jan 13, 2012 12:00 PM

    “The callers have no clue on whether Flynn is a long-term solution. Nor do the hosts.”

    This is every sports talk show, ever. And website for that matter!

  19. donterrelli says: Jan 13, 2012 12:02 PM

    “I don’t know whether Flynn will have more success than Kolb did in his first season as a full-time starter”

    Kolb had success this year? Where was I?

  20. Wisconsin77 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:02 PM

    Seattle in the usual landing sport for back-up Packer QBs and it has worked out pretty well for them. Matt Hassleback took them to the SB. It will be interesting to see how Flynn helps them out if he goes there.

  21. silverbuffalo says: Jan 13, 2012 12:02 PM

    Sure, roll the dice

  22. karpsta says: Jan 13, 2012 12:02 PM

    This is perfect. Maybe the Pack can trade him and a 1st round pick to move up in the draft to take an undersized and under ability pass rushing defensive end who will play like 6 plays in his career again like the last time they had a highly sought after backup QB.

  23. norcalmafia says: Jan 13, 2012 12:02 PM

    Why cant proffesional football people see qb ‘s like Flynn,Kob and Cassel are products of the system..

  24. ravensfan996 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:02 PM

    Let’s see, a back-up QB from Green Bay goes on to be a starter for Seattle…..does this sound familiar to anyone other then me???

  25. clivus63 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:03 PM

    If Flynn went to the Colts, there would be no need for Andrew Luck…or Peyton Manning!!!

  26. duanethomas says: Jan 13, 2012 12:04 PM

    Flynn or Tebow aka Touchdown Jesus?

    Thumbs up for Flynn

    Thumbs down for Tebow.

    What has Flynn ever done? Who wins and sells tickets, plus brings all time ratings?

    Don’t be stupid people…..

  27. jpb12 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:04 PM

    I hear Brian Borohm is available

  28. packfaninchitown says: Jan 13, 2012 12:04 PM

    I personally believe Flynn is going to be a monster, if he goes to a team that plays the west coast offense.

    I just hope that team is in the AFC instead of the NFC.

  29. jrmbadger says: Jan 13, 2012 12:04 PM

    Hmm…. it’ll be real interesting to see what the Packers do with the franchise tag. They could franchise Flynn and get a first rounder from a team like Seattle. OR, they could franchise Finley.

    My thought is that the smart move would be to overpay Finley a hair (just a hair) to get him to sign quickly, and then franchise Flynn so you can get a pick or two.

  30. bbtls says: Jan 13, 2012 12:05 PM

    Really?

  31. londonfletcher says: Jan 13, 2012 12:05 PM

    They should call Arizona and see how that “backup QB pickup” thing is working out for them…

  32. joecb91 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:05 PM

    Kolb > Flynn

  33. medtxpack says: Jan 13, 2012 12:06 PM

    “ight may more sense to draft tannehill in the second round ”

    ________________________________

    no way bro! Tannehill will not be ready to play NFL qb for at least another year. even if he is on the bench. Where as Flynn has been in QB school with Tom Clements, Mike McCarthy, Joe Philbin and Aaron Rodgers. He is ready. Ask the Lions.

    Dont draft Tannehill jsut cause hes the best available. the guy only played QB one year, yes he is a good athlete but no no pro QB yet.

  34. clintonportisheadd says: Jan 13, 2012 12:06 PM

    changsteinelgamal says: Jan 13, 2012 12:00 PM

    “The callers have no clue on whether Flynn is a long-term solution. Nor do the hosts.”

    ———————-

    Or posters to NFL websites. Or NFL General Managers for that matter.

    It’s all an educated guessing game.

  35. jbcommonsense says: Jan 13, 2012 12:07 PM

    I’d like to see Flynn in burgundy and gold, with the Redskins. If they are not able to draft RG3, they can select an OL or Blackmon in the 1st, and Tannehill in the 2nd, then pick up Flynn to be the starter.

  36. justafanofitall says: Jan 13, 2012 12:09 PM

    Any playing time he has had in the last two years have been finominal.

  37. rewddawg says: Jan 13, 2012 12:13 PM

    I don’t know what all the hoopla for Flynn is all about. 90% of the QB’s in the league would look good with the suppoting cast he has in Geen Bay. IMHO

  38. thraiderskin says: Jan 13, 2012 12:14 PM

    I strongly believe he is the number one target of the Redskins. Quite honestly, there is no team in the NFL willing to pay him as much as the Skins, unless Jones makes a, “suprising”, run at him.

    To Flynn being the Kevin Kolb of this off-season, that is just ludicrous. Kolb had good Eagle games, Flynn just threw down an epic game. Where Kolb was demanding the start, Flynn has been respectful and willing to quietly learn behind Rodgers. Too me that says a lot about a man’s mental make-up, his leadership potential and willingness to play his role. We have seen Flynn come into two big games, both times he was more than impressive. Quite honestly, Kolb was traded for a king’s ransom when he couldn’t even keep a job that was given to him.

  39. amanistumor says: Jan 13, 2012 12:14 PM

    Matt Hassleback 2.0?

    Don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing…

    And no, no one sees Trent Dilfer in this post.

  40. textexington says: Jan 13, 2012 12:15 PM

    citizenstrange you poor bastard you. Flynn would never go to the Steelers. He’s not a rapist!!!

  41. oriolesvsravens says: Jan 13, 2012 12:15 PM

    Green Bay should trade this guy for picks to a desperate team. Rodgers is young and teams will clearly want Flynn.

  42. daveyjones1 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:17 PM

    Its one game people. One game. Also, there are other teams who should be ready to go all in on a QB, so Seattle is just one possible destination. How about WSH, JAX, CLE, and rumor has it the Jets are looking for a QB.

  43. 7to10for6allday says: Jan 13, 2012 12:17 PM

    If I were Seattle I’d take Flynn over turdvaris any day, can’t be any worse.

  44. 12greaterthan4 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:17 PM

    mvp43 says: Jan 13, 2012 11:51 AM

    Packers better franchise him…………

    ======================================

    Really? Franchise a backup QB? So Green Bay will pay Flynn, I think the number is 14 million a season to be a backup? If anything, the Packers franchise Finley. Not Flynn. Oh and say they franchise him to trade, what if, and its a big what if, no one wants to trade/make a trade for him because his salary is way to high for an unproven player? I am a packers fan through and through, but damn people come to terms with the fact that Flynn is gone, and stop making stupid comments like ” Packers better franchise him…..”. SMH.

  45. abp3377 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:20 PM

    post like these remind me how great it is to have tom brady on my team.

  46. nineroutsider says: Jan 13, 2012 12:20 PM

    Dude has like 2 starts and looks very promising, but someone is going to overpay him this off season. Another NFC West team with an overpaid QB, I’ll take it!

    The Hawks are a good football team. A couple right moves and they will be battling it out with the 9ers for years to come. A couple dumb mistakes could ruin the progress they have made. Got to give them respect though, they looked awful in the beginning of the year but played great ball down the stretch. Beating them at home bodes well for the 9ers in the playoffs because I don’t care what anyone says that is the hardest place to play in the NFL and they are a good football team even if they missed the playoffs. The Skittles Beast is unreal.

    Getting back to the point, the jury is still out on Flynn so don’t reach for him.

  47. jsho55 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:22 PM

    Flynn in 2011 is similar to Cassell in 2008 in a couple ways.

    But were surrounded by great weapons, and coaching when they stepped in.

    Flynn is most likely better, but if he goes elsewhere he may have similar success as Cassell on a new team.

  48. 303bengalguy says: Jan 13, 2012 12:24 PM

    Another one game wonder.

  49. jimmypopnl says: Jan 13, 2012 12:24 PM

    If John Schneider is interested in Flynn, it’s not because he drafted him. He was a 7th round pick, who get attached to a 7th round pick? If he’s interested, he’s interested because of his development under McCarthy.

  50. mesta1 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:27 PM

    Since this turned into a tebow post, the packers should just trade Flynn for tebow. GB needs a backup te and the Jersey sales will soar for the packers and they can stop the stock sales lol. I think Flynn can play the part of delhomme with that denver d. Just a joke tho

  51. bing253 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:29 PM

    Pete Carroll said there will be competition at the QB position next year because they need to be better especially at the end of games. So whether it’s Flynn or someone else Jackson is on notice he has to compete for the starting job and has acknowledged as much.

    As far as Whitehurst is concerned he is a FA and won’t be back with Seattle next year. They will never come out and say they made a mistake with Whitehurst but the very fact they signed Jackson shows they didn’t have confidence in him leading this team. Especially since they gave the job to Jackson the first day he came into camp last season.

  52. rufustfireflyjr says: Jan 13, 2012 12:36 PM

    By the reckoning of this blog entry, Flynn is a popular guy here in Washington, D.C, too. I imagine that he’s getting a lot of play in Cleveland and Miami, as well.

  53. roastbeefsandwich says: Jan 13, 2012 12:37 PM

    I gotta say, Flynn threw a nice deep ball to Jordy against the Lions. Nelson didn’t have to break stride or anything, just kept on trucking.

  54. trubroncfan07 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:39 PM

    Flynn=Scott Mitchell

  55. sakatak says: Jan 13, 2012 12:43 PM

    abp3377 says:
    Jan 13, 2012 12:20 PM
    post like these remind me how great it is to have tom brady on my team.
    ___________________
    You would rather have Tom Brady over Aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn?

  56. warriorsonthegrid says: Jan 13, 2012 12:43 PM

    Matt flynn only QB in packers history to throw for 6 TD’s in a game ….after all the over-rated hype about Arodgers this kid almost beats the pats in NE last year and than this year plays SO VERY tough vs the lions in the wind and flurries because Rodgers was scared of a Lion

  57. theeclevelandsteamer says: Jan 13, 2012 12:46 PM

    Popular opinion is the Packers will put the franchise tag on Jermichael Finley.

    I believe they will franchise Flynn and take the gamble of paying him that $14.5 million franchise tag cost in hopes of getting something in return for trading flynn.

    So SeaHags…get your draft picks ready if you want Mr. Flynn.

    I have 3 reasons to believe this:

    1) The day Flynn had in week 17 was a planned audition – to boost his “DEMAND” around the NFL from those teams who need a QB.

    2) Ryan Taylor/DJ Williams TE’s drafted in 2011 draft. Quarless the year prior.

    3) Graham Harrel is a stud so GB is still set at back-up even without Flynn.

    Ted knows what he is doing, he is going to get something for that commodity, understand that.

    - Thee Cleveland Steamer

  58. deconjonesbitchslap says: Jan 13, 2012 12:46 PM

    if he’s smart, he doesn’t go play for the corrupt piece of sh** that is Pete Carrol.

  59. trbowman says: Jan 13, 2012 12:47 PM

    Anyone else think Flynn looks like Michael C Hall?

  60. loungefly74 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:48 PM

    it’s dejavu all over again…cassell a couple years back…then kolb…and now flynn. well, as a 49er fan, i’m okay with seattle investing deep with flynn.

  61. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Jan 13, 2012 12:52 PM

    Two Words: Rob Johnson

  62. muskyhunter2542 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:56 PM

    He will be much better. He has better skills than Kolb.

  63. ghostofgilchrist says: Jan 13, 2012 12:56 PM

    Rob Johnson

    I’m just sayin…

  64. vicskim says: Jan 13, 2012 1:05 PM

    Yes backups have moved on to be failures, but you have to remember the ones that were successful too…Matt Schaub was a largely unproven backup QB behind Micheal Vick, and he turned out to be a pretty good pickup for the Texans…

  65. jimmypopnl says: Jan 13, 2012 1:06 PM

    “it’s dejavu all over again…cassell a couple years back…then kolb…and now flynn. well, as a 49er fan, i’m okay with seattle investing deep with flynn.”

    It’s actually a lot more like Hasselbeck to Seattle several more years back.

  66. cliffordc05 says: Jan 13, 2012 1:07 PM

    Seattle will pursue Flynn as an option at quarterback but will not get into a bidding war with another team. Carroll is always looking to upgrade positions and particularly the quarterback spot. However, the Seahawks will not be a Superbowl contender next year and won’t risk future development by overpaying for Flynn. Flynn is not the only NFL backup quarterback who is a free agent this year.

  67. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Jan 13, 2012 1:07 PM

    Is Tarvaris really going to get screwed again?

  68. iluvbears says: Jan 13, 2012 1:08 PM

    Well, T-Jack. Looks like “Minny Part Deux” for you.

  69. slickswik says: Jan 13, 2012 1:13 PM

    Flynn just won the jackpot. Any quarterback can succeed in that offense, especially if you give them that kind of time. Evidence was shown that with the Broncos-Steelers game. Tebow had SO much time, and actually completed passes. Flynn is a backup and will always be a backup.

  70. notdumb says: Jan 13, 2012 1:13 PM

    If all you moron Packer fans are so sure Flynn is going to be great, why not trade Rodgers seeing his value would be much greater trade Rodgers for a couple firsts and run with the cant miss monster at QB

  71. test2402 says: Jan 13, 2012 1:14 PM

    No. Tebow > Flynn.

  72. cowboysp says: Jan 13, 2012 1:18 PM

    And the talk is also saying that QB is the only missing piece for a Super Bowl run.

    Gotta love it.

    Back in the 80′s, didn’t the Blazers say that the only missing piece to an NBA Title was a center, when they decided to draft Sam Bowie ahead of Michael Jordan???

  73. sbogs3 says: Jan 13, 2012 1:18 PM

    You people calling him a system QB like Kolb and Cassel just sound silly. Neither of those two have the natural leadership skills to command the type of respect and trust in the locker room that Flynn has, and he isn’t even a starter yet. Throw on top the fact that GB has incredible people coaching them at the position, the most willing-to-help superstar QB that you will ever find mentoring him, and a cast of player who challenge him to grow and develop all of the throws on the field, not just the “system qb” throws…and you find yourself a completely different quarterback than either of those other two guys ever were or ever will be. Flynn will be a far better qb than them for all of those reasons.

  74. bozosforall says: Jan 13, 2012 1:20 PM

    jsho55 says:
    Jan 13, 2012 12:22 PM
    Flynn in 2011 is similar to Cassell in 2008 in a couple ways.

    But were surrounded by great weapons, and coaching when they stepped in.

    Flynn is most likely better, but if he goes elsewhere he may have similar success as Cassell on a new team.

    __
    Flynn won a national title while in college, while Cassel didn’t even play.

  75. granadafan says: Jan 13, 2012 1:34 PM

    Flynn was actually mentored by Rodgers, unlike what Favre did to Rodgers.

  76. 13xworldchamps says: Jan 13, 2012 1:34 PM

    jrmbadger says:Jan 13, 2012 12:04 PM

    Hmm…. it’ll be real interesting to see what the Packers do with the franchise tag. They could franchise Flynn and get a first rounder from a team like Seattle. OR, they could franchise Finley.

    My thought is that the smart move would be to overpay Finley a hair (just a hair) to get him to sign quickly, and then franchise Flynn so you can get a pick or two

    ———————————————————-

    The Packers aren’t going to Franchise Flynn, they can’t take the risk, He’s a 7th round pick they got more than their investment out of. Graham Harrell is waiting in the wings to be the # 2 guy, they’ll draft a developmental QB in rounds 5 through 7 and buisness as usuall

  77. loungefly74 says: Jan 13, 2012 1:41 PM

    sbogs3 says:
    Jan 13, 2012 1:18 PM
    You people calling him a system QB like Kolb and Cassel just sound silly. Neither of those two have the natural leadership skills to command the type of respect and trust in the locker room that Flynn has, and he isn’t even a starter yet. Throw on top the fact that GB has incredible people coaching them at the position, the most willing-to-help superstar QB that you will ever find mentoring him, and a cast of player who challenge him to grow and develop all of the throws on the field, not just the “system qb” throws…and you find yourself a completely different quarterback than either of those other two guys ever were or ever will be. Flynn will be a far better qb than them for all of those reasons.

    ———————————————–

    i dont buy it. he is a back up QB. i’m not sure how much weight a back up QB has with the team. He has started 1 game againt the crappy Lion’s D. hey, good for Flynn if he can get the big bucks but i would be upset if my team spends $60 million on this guy. no way. people are comparing him to cassell and kolb because they recently were the big name free agent/trade QB’s available. the comparison is natural.

  78. n0hopeleft says: Jan 13, 2012 1:43 PM

    Flynn didnt come from Philly – which means he’s automatically better than Kolb.

  79. ravensruleandharbaughisgod says: Jan 13, 2012 1:45 PM

    The Pack really can’t franchise him realistically. If they do, and pay him roughly $23 million, then try to trade him, their trading partner is going to have to break the bank to sign him long term. And if they don’t trade him, they will have major issues with both Rogers and Flynn making top 5 QB money. A trade is really their only way to go.

  80. seacolt213 says: Jan 13, 2012 1:50 PM

    @TruBroncFan07

    I don’t get it? The only thing they have in common is when they’re each playing quarterback, the Lions tend to lose.

  81. carlsaganist says: Jan 13, 2012 1:50 PM

    Seattle had success last time they traded for a Packers backup. Hasselbeck was a solid QB, and led them to a Superbowl. I think Flynn is going to be successful. Pack will probably Franchise and trade him, like the Pats did wit Cassel. Hard to believe Flynn was a 7th round pick.

  82. grndizzle says: Jan 13, 2012 1:57 PM

    Let’s just enshrine Matt Flynn in Canton right now.

  83. jrmbadger says: Jan 13, 2012 1:58 PM

    notdumb says:
    Jan 13, 2012 1:13 PM
    If all you moron Packer fans are so sure Flynn is going to be great, why not trade Rodgers seeing his value would be much greater trade Rodgers for a couple firsts and run with the cant miss monster at QB
    =========================

    A couple of points:
    1.) ever hear of the expression “a bird in hand is worth two in the bush?”
    2.) Flynn isn’t as good as Rodgers. But that doesn’t mean he’s not a good quarterback who’d be worth a lot to a team without one.

  84. makinghtmlcodeforfacebook says: Jan 13, 2012 2:12 PM

    The only way the Packers will franchise Flynn is if they have a deal lined up. Ted is not going to gamble and just franchise the guy and then hope! Anyway, if he walks, we (the Green Bay Packers) will get a compensatory draft pick. Furthermore, we should just let Finley walk. The dude has metamorphic hands and he cannot block worth a snus!

  85. roastbeefsandwich says: Jan 13, 2012 2:13 PM

    granadafan says:
    Jan 13, 2012 1:34 PM
    Flynn was actually mentored by Rodgers, unlike what Favre did to Rodgers.

    So Rodgers was “threatened” by Brohm then, since he clearly didn’t mentor him?

    How many Packer QB’s will it take before people keep relating them to Favre???

  86. tdk24 says: Jan 13, 2012 2:14 PM

    I see Flynn more like the Cassell situation when he was in New England. Both are/were surrounded by all-stars. Seattle has none. So unless you plan to bring over a dozen or so Packers with Flynn, you better come back to reality, and fast.

  87. jmach396 says: Jan 13, 2012 2:24 PM

    All of you saying he can’t be any good because he’s a backup sound silly. Every QB in the league save 2 or 3 would be a backup behind Rodgers. Your reasoning holds no water.

  88. hawkfan50 says: Jan 13, 2012 2:24 PM

    First off , Flynn is a free agent once the Packers season is over , so there’s no ‘trading’ to be done to acquire him , unless they place the Franchise tag on him .

    The Packers won’t Franchise him because if they do , they’d have to pay him more than Rogers is making if he stays with the team , and no one in their right mind would trade first round picks and franchise tag money for an unproven backup , unless you’re the Arizona Cardinals .

    I’d love to see Flynn here in Seattle , we’ll see what happens …

  89. max20characters says: Jan 13, 2012 2:30 PM

    Flynn > Montana

  90. ravensruleandharbaughisgod says: Jan 13, 2012 2:31 PM

    Anyway, wrong Washington. The Redskins truly covet him!

  91. trollhammer20 says: Jan 13, 2012 2:37 PM

    Those who seem to think it would be dumb for GB to franchise Flynn need to look at what NE did with Cassell.

    NE franchised Cassell as a backup QB and then traded him to KC for a second-round pick. As Scott Pioli was the GM in KC, it makes sense to conclude that there was a deal in place, probably long before NE actually made the offer to franchise Cassell.

    GB would indeed be very wise to franchise Flynn, assuming two things:

    1) They don’t need the tag to use on someone else they need to keep (like Finley).

    2) They already have a deal in place to ship Flynn out.

    They’d be stupid to do it without a deal in place, because then, if no deal could be reached, they’d be stuck paying their backup QB more than their starter.

    As a Seahawks fan, I’m kind of indifferent to who we get, as long as we get someone. Our alternatives seem to be Flynn, trading up a small fortune in draft picks to get RG3, or drafting one of the second-tier QBs (Tannehill, Foles) and hoping they develop quickly. Given those options, I lean towards Flynn, assuming he doesn’t cost us way too much in terms of either money or draft picks.

  92. loungefly74 says: Jan 13, 2012 2:52 PM

    “Given those options, I lean towards Flynn, assuming he doesn’t cost us way too much in terms of either money or draft picks.”

    —————————————-

    john clayton said it could cost a team $60 million to get Flynn. is that worth it to you?

  93. vikingdoode says: Jan 13, 2012 2:54 PM

    What’s wrong with TJack? Lol

  94. enutpenfry says: Jan 13, 2012 2:56 PM

    I think Flynn will be successful wherever he goes. Like Matt Hasselbeck’s time with the Packers, Flynn has been a “Mr. August.” He has shown moxie from the moment he arrived, and he seems to have a knack for playing well in big games.

    Unless the Packers have a wink/nod/fart agreement with Flynn for a franchise-and-trade deal, my guess is that Green Bay will instead franchise Jermichael Finley and let Flynn be a true free agent.

  95. mnwn says: Jan 13, 2012 3:01 PM

    He may not have a lot of starts in the NFL but I like what I’ve seen from him thus far. Teams desperate for a starting QB will most definitely go at him hard.

    “Straight Cash Homey”

    -Matt Flynn

  96. allday38 says: Jan 13, 2012 3:03 PM

    As a Seahawks fan, it always entertains me when people say the Hawks have no talent. While the team has issues on offense, mainly at the QB position, the defense is stellar. Many up and coming players, Chancellor, Thomas, Sherman, and Bowner make a great young secondary. Along the line, Bryant and Mebane are solid, borderline great players. We are a QB (Flynn maybe) and another pass rusher away from being a perineal contender in the NFC.

  97. pencepost says: Jan 13, 2012 3:09 PM

    This would never happen, never ever, but the Packers already know Flynn could do well in their system with their other playmakers on offense, so why trade Flynn for a 1st round pick? They could keep Flynn and trade Rodgers for about 3 first round picks and 3 more third round picks.

  98. exlnce1 says: Jan 13, 2012 3:22 PM

    Just food for thought
    You can’t franchise a player just to trade them. It’s against the NFL’s rules.

  99. binarybulge says: Jan 13, 2012 3:28 PM

    roastbeefsandwich says:
    Jan 13, 2012 12:37 PM
    I gotta say, Flynn threw a nice deep ball to Jordy against the Lions. Nelson didn’t have to break stride or anything, just kept on trucking.

    Yeah. That pass to Jones with a minute or so left was crazy good too. He hit him in stride and it was towards the sideline, allowing him to step out of bounds and stop the clock untouched.

    Flynn is going to be good, if he’s ALLOWED to be good. If he goes to Seattle, they need to get him more weapons, or no one is going to get open.

  100. jamfed619 says: Jan 13, 2012 3:33 PM

    I like the Seahawks, but I’m not a Seahawks fan. I happened to live in Seattle at the moment. In 2010, I went to a Packers / Seahawks pre-season game where Flynn played most of the game. Flynn did very well, 10-20 with 130 yards and I said last year “WATCH SEATTLE TRADE FOR THIS GUY!” al la, Matt Hassleback!

    If Seattle does make a trade for Flynn, it won’t be more than a 3rd round pick! Seattle is building through the draft…

  101. pbolyard says: Jan 13, 2012 3:36 PM

    Dude played one game. I hope someone wastes a bunch of money on this unproven guy

  102. shadylamp says: Jan 13, 2012 3:44 PM

    post like these remind me how great it is to have tom brady on my team.
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    Oh hello there Bob Kraft. Just curious, why did you choose abp3377 as your handle name? I love your cheesy Mac!

  103. jimmysee says: Jan 13, 2012 3:46 PM

    Ted Thompson is a smart guy. Before he would consider franchising Flynn — he must:

    1. work out a new deal with Rodgers paying him more than Flynn’s franchise number;

    2. have a trade already worked out with a team that will accept the franchise number; and

    3. have Flynn buy into it.

    Otherwise, Flynn will go into free agency, with no guarantee he could match the franchise number in his new deal.

  104. keevel says: Jan 13, 2012 4:14 PM

    hawkfan50 says: Jan 13, 2012 2:24 PM

    The Packers won’t Franchise him because if they do , they’d have to pay him more than Rogers is making if he stays with the team , and no one in their right mind would trade first round picks and franchise tag money for an unproven backup , unless you’re the Arizona Cardinals

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    If the Packers franchise Flynn they do not have to pay him money until he signs the franchise tag, but they still hold his rights. Flynn is smart enough to know that no signing his franchise tag means a chance of getting a better long term deal in a sign and trade with another team. The other team can negotiate a separate deal and do not have to pay the franchise tag cost (14.5 million)

    The Packers would need to be able to fit the franchise number under the cap while working out the trade deal. Not difficult to clear that amount with Clifton, Driver and others that might possibly not be in future plans that are in the high money stages of their contracts.

    While it is against the spirit of the CBA to use the tag then trade, it has been allowed to happen before with Cassel and there was no punishment or adjustment of the rules after that happened.

  105. jessethegreat says: Jan 13, 2012 6:03 PM

    trubroncfan07 says:
    Flynn=Scott Mitchell
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    Even if this were true, both are 10x the “QB” TeBLOW is. He might be nice and look pretty in a dress, but he is not, nor ever will be a QB.

    And for those of you complaining that he is a back-up QB.. need I remind you Rodgers, Brady, Brees, Eli, Warner, Favre, Schaub, Vick, Rivers, Brunell, Hasselbeck, and countless other Pro Bowl level quarterbacks were former back-ups.

    The only stellar QB’s I can remember that weren’t back ups at one point in time were Marino, Elway, Aikman, Peyton, and now Newt.

  106. 12greaterthan4 says: Jan 13, 2012 6:17 PM

    And for all you morons out there stating that they should franchise Flynn and then trade him, guess what that is against league rules. The Cassel trade was a different situation, one, The patriots didnt know for sure if Brady was going to be healthy enough to play the following season, and 2, they had to secure Cassel just in case. That is why the NFL allowed the Cassel trade. There is a lot of idiots that post here…..

  107. 12greaterthan4 says: Jan 13, 2012 6:19 PM

    pbolyard says: Jan 13, 2012 3:36 PM

    Dude played one game. I hope someone wastes a bunch of money on this unproven guy

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    Again, idiot, he played 2 games.

    Please, know what your talking about before opening your mouth. SMH

  108. loungefly74 says: Jan 13, 2012 8:19 PM

    a smart team would only sign flynn to a 2 year deal…thats it.

  109. farvite says: Jan 13, 2012 9:46 PM

    Tag and trade Flynn. Finley can go. The WRs in Green Bays offense can’t be stopped! Cobb will more than pick up Finleys slack next year.

  110. The Unlikely Expat says: Jan 14, 2012 5:26 AM

    When ever I see buzz like this after one game, I think of Rob Johnson getting signed to a $25 million contract with the Bills in 1998 after one good game with the Jags the year before. Not to say that Flynn wont end up being a good starting QB, but remember, it’s just one game.

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