The latest news out of Seattle suggests Matt Flynn might not be wearing a Seahawks uniform in 2013, so where might he land, should Seattle trade or release him?
According to Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole:
While Seattle has told QB Matt Flynn they are willing to trade him, finding trade partner is problematic because several expect he'll be cut— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) January 23, 2013
Seahawks general manager John Schneider has made it clear that he'll listen to offers for his high-priced backup quarterback.
Flynn has only made two starts in his five-year NFL career. His 6-TD, 480-yard performance in the Packers win vs. the Lions in a 2011 Week 17 spot start for Aaron Rodgers was enough to land him a big-money contract on the free-agent market.
Flynn, 27, signed a three-year, $19.5 million contract last offseason.
With 2012 third-round-pick Russell Wilson playing like a proven veteran, it's no surprise that the Seahawks would look to unload Flynn's $7.25 million cap hit in 2013. Wilson's consistency limited Flynn to just three appearances and nine pass attempts this past season.
Letting him go and freeing up that cash would allow Seattle to upgrade its roster at other, more crucial positions as it attempts to compete with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC West.
According to Adam Schefter, the trade market for Flynn could be even quieter than his free-agent market was last offseason. The ESPN insider says many teams still view him as a backup-level talent.
The precedent set by small-sample-size successes turned long-term failures like Kevin Kolb and Matt Cassel certainly doesn't inspire much confidence in GMs to pull the trigger.
However, with the lack of elite talent at quarterback in this year's draft class, a GM might get desperate.
Whether he's cut or traded, where might Flynn end up in 2013?