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

AP

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.

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

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. What happens when Wilson struggles in his 2nd year?

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

  18. 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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