Should the Seattle Seahawks Trade Matt Flynn?

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With the way things turned out in 2011, expectations were high for the Seattle Seahawks heading into 2012 as they contained one of the league’s up-and-coming young defenses. However, nobody could have predicted the offense to emerge the way it did as rookie Russell Wilson came out of nowhere to help the Seahawks advance to the Divisional Round of the playoffs against the Atlanta Falcons.

Now, it’s clear the Seahawks will build the team around Wilson, leaving the team with an interesting situation regarding what to do with Matt Flynn.

The original plan was for Flynn to take over the starting role at quarterback after he showed potential as a backup to Aaron Rodgers when he was a member of the Green Bay Packers, but he lost the battle for the starting job to Wilson during training camp. As much as Seattle would love to have him as a backup in case something were to happen with Wilson, the team knows that would simply cost way too much money and would be better off sending him to a team in need of a quarterback.

Obviously, there are plenty of teams out there that could use a quarterback like Flynn in the lineup and it should be interesting to see whether or not they can pull off a deal during the offseason. Otherwise, Flynn will just be entering another season with the Seahawks in his same role from Green Bay–a backup quarterback.

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