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Seahawks GM says he’d “listen” to Matt Flynn offers

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If you have a spare, too-expensive backup quarterback, today’s the day to tell the world you may or may not be interested in moving him.

Even though the world already knows you would.

After 49ers general manager Trent Baalke made sufficiently clear he was willing to move Alex Smith, his Seahawks counterpart John Schneider admitted he’d be willing to listen to what you might offer for Matt Flynn.

After signing Flynn to a three-year, $19.5 million contract last offseason, third-round rookie Russell Wilson exceeded every expectation and made the job his own.

“I think we have a great setup,” Schneider said when asked his plans for Flynn. “I feel very blessed that we have two quarterbacks, two starting-caliber guys. What happened last year didn’t really have a reflection on what Matt did, or Tarvaris [Jackson] for that matter. It was really what Russell did in terms of just kind of stepping forward and taking charge. . . .

“It’s so early. Everybody is in the middle of the draft process. So it’s not like I’ve had a chance to sit down with other general managers and some of the people I know around the league to talk about what their situation is. As you guys well know, we’re always going to listen to everything and if we’re not doing that, we think we’re not doing our job. That doesn’t necessarily mean we will do something with Matt.”

Unless, of course, somebody happens to call and offer him a chance to get out from under a contract he wishes now he hadn’t written.

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33 Responses to “Seahawks GM says he’d “listen” to Matt Flynn offers”
  1. ohrmandf says: Feb 21, 2013 4:20 PM

    Schneider has been saying this for weeks now. Not breaking news nor did he just make this public.

  2. packerbackernj says: Feb 21, 2013 4:25 PM

    No one expected that level of play out of wilson this year. To say he wishes he never signed Flynn to a contract is absurd. Signing Flynn was the right move at the time.

  3. azarkhan says: Feb 21, 2013 4:27 PM

    Flynn couldn’t beat out a third round rookie. Why would anyone else want him?

  4. hooterdawg says: Feb 21, 2013 4:29 PM

    Matt Flynn likewise wishes that he had signed with another team that gave him the chance to start. ‘He deserves a vote’.

  5. calhounlambeau says: Feb 21, 2013 4:34 PM

    They’re not paying Russell Wilson anything, why not hold onto Flynn as a back-up in case the unthinkable happens with Wilson for at least another season? It’s a poor draft class for QB’s but who’s going to bust down the door for Flynn this off-season? I don’t see it. I think they hold onto Flynn, they’re in good cap position for the time being…until they have to pay all these guys of course.

  6. coltzfan166 says: Feb 21, 2013 4:39 PM

    I actually don’t think he’s going to be traded. We haven’t seen enough from this guy. No team is just going to automatically make him the starter at that price when we haven’t seen enough from him.

  7. jetstizzi85 says: Feb 21, 2013 4:41 PM

    Gotta feel bad for this guy. Gets drafted to sit behind Rodgers and then gets beat out by Wilson who has 1 of the best years EVER for a rookie QB.

  8. kane337 says: Feb 21, 2013 4:41 PM

    Matt Flynn to Kansas City. He knows the West Coast offense.

  9. malachiofcourse says: Feb 21, 2013 4:43 PM

    i wouldn’t trade for him, not because of talent or lack thereof, but because the contract dictates he’ll be cut soon enough anyway

  10. xplicitpits says: Feb 21, 2013 4:50 PM

    Sounds a lot like what John Schneider said a month ago when the reports were saying he needed to be cut!

  11. jjb0811 says: Feb 21, 2013 4:52 PM

    An extra mid round pick will certainly help the hawks. And boy can the draft!

  12. hawkfan72 says: Feb 21, 2013 5:02 PM

    Flynn and Wilson’s 2013 combined salary is still less than Jackson and Whitehurst’s combined salary in 2011.

    Seattle is not going to be desperate to move Flynn and they can afford to wait for a good offer.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 21, 2013 5:06 PM

    I’m listening to offers on four previously owned tires with less than 200,000 miles on them.

  14. Aaron Kempf says: Feb 21, 2013 5:15 PM

    flynn for revis, straight up

  15. allidoiswin55 says: Feb 21, 2013 5:21 PM

    The combined salaries for the Seahawks qbs is the LOWEST amount in the entire NFL the Seahawks will not cut him. PERIOD They have cap room and it doesn’t hurt having a guy back up a young star in the making.

    Basic logic tells you they won’t just cut him, someone will take a look at him for some decent compensation.

  16. fuglyflorio says: Feb 21, 2013 5:46 PM

    Here’s an offer. Nothing. We’ll wait till you cut him.

  17. coltzfan166 says: Feb 21, 2013 6:00 PM

    @ Aaron Kempf

    I see what you did there.

  18. firstroyal says: Feb 21, 2013 6:11 PM

    Not sure it would be wise to hold onto him, simply because paying your #2 guy more than your #1 for two years (or more) could cause a bit of a morale problem. Especially when your #1 played like superman the year before.

  19. seacab1972 says: Feb 21, 2013 6:11 PM

    Hey Fugly how about we won’t cut him and wait until your team really sucks and you pay first round picks next year. Don’t forget the owner isn’t hurting for cash. He doesn’t care. The Seahawks go against the norm all the time. I see them keeping him and maybe start using him in some new scheme to keep other teams off the norm. Go Hawks.

  20. bobhk says: Feb 21, 2013 6:39 PM

    seacab1972 says:
    Feb 21, 2013 6:11 PM
    Hey Fugly how about we won’t cut him and wait until your team really sucks and you pay first round picks next year. Don’t forget the owner isn’t hurting for cash. He doesn’t care. The Seahawks go against the norm all the time. I see them keeping him and maybe start using him in some new scheme to keep other teams off the norm. Go Hawks.
    ——
    @seascab, you can dream for sure.
    Newsflash: Stinky Pete is not creative enough to start using him in some new scheme.
    On the other hand, you gotta applaud Schneider.

  21. fuglyflorio says: Feb 21, 2013 6:39 PM

    seacab … fanboy logic. One year of success and you’re teaching the league. But if it wasn’t for a bad call and a miracle against the Pats you’d have been sitting home.

  22. thelastpieceofcheese says: Feb 21, 2013 6:48 PM

    Flynn in Seattle is like being stuck with the “old maid.”

  23. northstars1991 says: Feb 21, 2013 6:50 PM

    Flynn will be cut, I’d never trade for him at this point! Seattle would be stupid to keep him at the price they are paying him.

  24. bigdawg24 says: Feb 21, 2013 6:58 PM

    Chiefs trade for Flynn

    Draft and develop Tyler Wilson.

    Draft Luke J. or Star L with the first overall pick.

  25. jprcox says: Feb 21, 2013 7:04 PM

    Flynn will be a Chief next year. People jump to the conclusion that Alex Smith is better, but the reality is no one knows really how good Flynn is – except that EVERY game he has played in he was spectacular.

    Smith didn’t play so well at certain points in his career, but he is solid – yet not GREAT.

    Flynn “could” be GREAT and we don’t know it.

  26. chawk12thman says: Feb 21, 2013 8:45 PM

    Seahawks will not cut Flynn; period.

    They would trade him for the right deal, but with two years to go on his contract, there is no reason to hurry. No cap space issues that would dictate the move. They keep him from going to another NFC West team that would take him in a heart beat, if waived. The total compensation package used at the Team QB position is still much less than many other competitive teams. so again, no hurry.

  27. offthelows says: Feb 21, 2013 9:13 PM

    I could see them keeping Flynn on if the teams that have QB needs decide to use high draft picks on young guys and go the route Miami and Seattle went with guys in that in the past may have been people that would have sat on the bench at least a year. If nobody offers anything beyond a 5th round pick for Flynn, it could be argued to him that there’s probably not much more of a chance to start anywhere else because nobody is willing to make an investment to bring him in.

  28. offthelows says: Feb 21, 2013 9:18 PM

    It should be added that $2m of Flynn’s base salary is guaranteed. So the Seahawks would be nuts to cut him, as a decent backup is $2-3 million, they have a decent backup at $5.25 million, and if they cut him because of the $2 million guaranteed, they’ll end up paying the same price for a backup who wouldn’t be familiar with the offense or players.

  29. ekj6955 says: Feb 21, 2013 9:42 PM

    bigdawg24 says: Feb 21, 2013 6:58 PM

    Chiefs trade for Flynn

    Draft and develop Tyler Wilson.

    Draft Luke J. or Star L with the first overall pick.
    ________________________________

    I agree with this….that has been my thought for awhile now. Even with a few “thumbs down” I think this is a great idea.

  30. Keyser Söze says: Feb 21, 2013 10:01 PM

    Seahags need to keep him. Until Flynn starts consecutive games…and wins..he is just a less expensive version of Kevin Kolb.

  31. joetoronto says: Feb 22, 2013 9:10 AM

    What happens when Wilson struggles in his 2nd year?

    Looking good in the first year is nothing compared to the 2nd year.

  32. newelldesigns says: Feb 22, 2013 10:55 AM

    I hope Flynn comes to Cleveland, we would welcome him with open arms!

  33. houndog50 says: Mar 1, 2013 1:24 AM

    Aaron Kempf says: Feb 21, 2013 5:15 PM

    flynn for revis, straight up
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Only a Seahawks fan could possibly be this stupid! Revis is a proven commodity!

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