Jacksonville Jaguars Should Make Move For Matt Flynn If Price Is Right
The Jacksonville Jaguars biggest need this offseason is to bring in some competition at the quarterback position in hopes of finding a guy who can be an answer at the position.
While there has been recent speculation that the Jaguars might take Geno Smith with the second pick of the upcoming NFL Draft, there are other option for them on the market. Perhaps the most intriguing is working out a trade for Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Matt Flynn.
There is a report from Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports that the Jaguars have had contact with the Seahawks about a deal for Flynn, but the Jaguars should only be interested if the price is right.
Flynn was signed by the Seahawks last offseason to a three-year, $19.5 million deal, but lost a training camp competition to rookie Russell Wilson. The connection between Flynn and the Jaguars lies in new head coach Gus Bradley, who was the Seahawks defensive coordinator last season. Bradley watched Flynn in practice every day last season and should have a pretty strong opinion of his potential as a quarterback.
The Jaguars have plenty of cap space available, so absorbing Flynn’s contract should not be a problem. The issue is what kind of compensation the Seahawks are looking for to acquire Flynn. If the price is a fourth or fifth round pick, then I think the Jaguars would be foolish to not make a deal. However, I would be hesitant to give up anything higher than a fourth round pick for Flynn, who remains an unproven entity at quarterback.
While the Jaguars and Seahawks may have talked about a deal for Flynn, I would not expect anything to happen until closer to the draft. Regardless of what happens, it now appears that the Jaguars are not going to do something big to address the quarterback position this offseason.