Seattle Seahawks Can't Lose By Trading Matt Flynn

By Ryan Heckman
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Already establishing themselves as a force in the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks have made even more moves during the off season to make themselves better yet. Trading for Pro Bowl wide receiver Percy Harvin and signing free agent defensive ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett has made them even more of a powerhouse on both sides of the ball.

It appears the Seahawks are just getting started. After rumors surfaced that they are in serious talks to trade backup quarterback Matt Flynn, Seattle could be getting compensated with either a high draft pick or a combination of picks for this year’s NFL Draft. The rumored team to be at the top of the list right now in terms of Flynn’s interest is the Oakland Raiders who are also rumored to be shopping Carson Palmer.

It makes sense for both sides. Flynn thought he had his chance to start after being picked up by the Seahawks last year, but little did he know that Pete Carroll and the front office would select rookie quarterback Russell Wilson in the draft. Even further, he had no idea that Wilson would end up impressing Carroll so much so that he would earn the starting spot. Flynn believes he is a capable starting quarterback in this league, so he definitely deserves to be moved.

On Seattle’s end, I’m struggling to try and play devil’s advocate. I mean, how in the world do they lose? They already have a guy under center with extreme athletic ability at the quarterback position, who looks to be their guy for many years to come. Why not save some money, find another capable backup, and take something in return for Flynn?

Wherever he ends up, I’m sure Flynn could have a chance to be a good quarterback in the NFL. But, Seattle will win this trade regardless of where he goes. To be able to have either another first round pick or a couple of draft picks to mix in with the ones they have currently would spell trouble for the rest of the NFC. Already sporting one of the league’s top defenses and a run ‘n gun offense featuring Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch, Harvin, and Wilson, it is a frightening thought of just how much better the Seahawks’ roster can get.

Ryan Heckman is a Minnesota Timberwolves writer and NFL contributor for Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google+

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