Are the Jacksonville Jaguars Making a Mistake By Not Attempting to Trade For Matt Flynn?

By Dan Parzych
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There are plenty of teams this offseason that are in desperate need of adding a quarterback–especially the Jacksonville Jaguars considering how much Blaine Gabbert has struggled over his first two seasons. While there’s still a chance the Jaguars could end up selecting a quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft, they were listed as one of a few teams considering a trade for Matt Flynn of the Seattle Seahawks.

Apparently–that is no longer the case.

Jacksonville has ruled themselves out of the running to try acquiring Flynn from the Seahawks as they want to continue building the franchise around Gabbert. Flynn originally signed with Seattle last offseason with the intention of hopefully winning the starting job, but he lost the job to Russell Wilson–who played a key role in helping the team reach the playoffs.

The Jaguars may have ruled themselves out of the running for Flynn, but this may be something they regret down the road considering he would be an upgrade at quarterback. The potential is still there for Gabbert, but if the first two seasons are any indication–he still has a lot of work to do if he’s going to last in the NFL as a starter.

Who knows–maybe Jacksonville has their eyes set on landing a quarterback in a few weeks once the draft gets under way. Either way, trading for Flynn would have been a nice move by the Jaguars as they look to bounce back from a disappointing two-win season in 2012.

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