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2012 NFL Draft: Should the Seattle Seahawks Go After Matt Flynn This Offseason?

Micah ChenAnalyst IIIJanuary 2, 2012

I know it's only been one game, but Matt Flynn looked like a NFL starter on the first day of the New Year, putting up 45 points against the playoff bound Detroit Lions.

If you read my last article, you know that I have a strong disliking of Tarvaris Jackson. It's nothing personal; I just thoroughly don't believe that he is capable of leading a team that's trying to build a dynasty. 

Because of that, I suggested that the Seahawks mortgage their entire 2012 draft for Andrew Luck. But the final message was, I don't care how we get a quality quarterback, just get one this offseason.

Obviously, the chances of Seattle getting Matt Flynn are a much higher probability than trading our draft for Andrew Luck or RG3.

Pete Carroll has shown that he wants to build this team through the draft, trades, and savvy-free agent pickups. This would count as a savvy-free agent signing.

I know Pete Carroll has invested a lot in Tarvaris Jackson. He has been telling him that this is his team, and he shouldn't worry about anybody taking his starting job.

But promises sometimes have to be broken. It's just the nature of the business. 

This reminds me a lot of the situation when we signed Matt Hasselbeck.

Matt Hasselbeck was the back-up to a superstar quarterback, that man's name was Brett Favre.  Seattle picked up the backup quarterback in 2002, and named him the starter in 2003.

The rest is history.

Fast forward to today. Matt Flynn is the back up to a superstar quarterback, that man's name is Aaron Rodgers. The similarities are striking.

Matt Flynn will be a free agent this offseason and it's almost a guarantee that he'll leave Green Bay. He is a starting caliber NFL quarterback and he knows it. 

No way he has signed a long-term contract to stay with Green Bay. He's 25 years old with a bright future outside of Wisconsin.

If Seattle were to be interested in signing him, they would be one of the front-runners for sure.

Would you like to see Matt Flynn in a Hawks uniform next year? Or, would you rather give Tarvaris Jackson another year in 2012?

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