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NFL Kansas City Chiefs

Is Matt Flynn the answer for the Kansas City Chiefs?

Kirby Lee-US Presswire

Anybody remember Matt Flynn?

The Matt Flynn who led LSU to a BCS National Championship. The Matt Flynn who absolutely tore up the Detroit Lions secondary after not starting all season. This kid can play. He is also an underrated mobile quarterback. No he’s not Robert Griffin III, but he can make plays with his feet if pressured.

The Kansas City Chiefs have a quarterback problem. Matt Cassel isn’t producing and he was signed to a large contract. But not all is lost. The Chiefs are heading into the 2013 NFL off-season 16.1 million under the salary cap. Release Cassel, trade him, it doesn’t matter at this point. It wont be as financially devastating as say the New York Jets releasing Mark Sanchez.

The Chiefs should pursue Flynn. Flynn started all of 2007 for LSU and he was great. He didn’t put up eye popping numbers like Dan Marino, but he went 12-2 and turned the ball over very little. He made plays, game winning drives, showed leadership and oh yea won a national championship. Flynn was named the championship MVP after his four touchdown performance against Ohio State.

Even in the NFL Flynn has shown signs of greatness. Last season Flynn threw six touchdown passes in a game for the Greenbay Packers at Lambeau Field in cold temperatures. In his one start all season he broke the franchise record for most touchdowns in a single game. He also had 480 yards to go along with those six touchdowns.

The Seattle Seahawks drafted a gem in the third round with Russell Wilson. He’s been great, possibly the rookie of the year. Why keep Flynn at this point when Wilson is the future of the Seahawks? Wilson is the franchise quarterback.

 

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