The Seahawks will have a hard time pulling an Alex Smith with Matt Flynn. But that isn’t stopping the Seahawks from trying.
Still, with the three teams supposedly interested in the one-game wonder being the Jaguars, Raiders, and Bills and with all three teams potentially eyeballing a quarterback with their top-10 draft picks, it makes no sense to make a run at Flynn until they know whether they’ll be using that first-round pick on a potential franchise quarterback.
The available evidence suggests that Flynn isn’t a franchise quarterback. Geno Smith or Matt Barkley could be.
Of course, one of those teams could choose to make a pre-emptive run at Flynn, if they decide not to use a first-round pick on a quarterback.
The smartest move would be to assess a Flynn trade after the first day or two of the draft, especially since the Seahawks can’t reasonably expect a third-round pick or more for a guy who languished on the free-agent market in 2012 before signing with the Seahawks and losing the starting job to a rookie drafted five spots after a punter.
In the end, the Seahawks may have a hard time finding anyone who’ll want to trade for Flynn. Still, it doesn’t hurt to try.