Contradicting ESPN’s John Clayton who reports a team could acquire Seattle’s backup in exchange for a “third-or fourth-round” pick, SI’s Peter King is confident that Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn will be available for a lower selection in April’s NFL Draft.
Unfortunately for Flynn, Russell Wilson flourished under center in the “Gateway to Alaska” and the rookie is the man Seattle will build its franchise around.
Many organizations are apparently unwilling to deal for Flynn because of speculation that the former LSU star will be released.
The 27-year-old Flynn, whose 480 yards passing and six touchdowns against the Detroit Lions in January 2012 remain Packers single game records, became a hot commodity after replacing an injured Aaron Rodgers for two contests in 2010.
Flynn, the winner of the BCS National Championship Offensive MVP award with the Tigers in 2008, completed 61.7% of his passes for nine scores, against five picks, and 1,083 yards in two games as a starter in TitleTown.
Based on a measly 120 minutes of action, Flynn insanely morphed into a general manager’s wet dream and his value skyrocketed.
Rightly or wrongly, the inexperienced Flynn absolutely reeks of becoming the heir apparent to Scott Mitchell.
Regardless, with only $2 million of his $5.25 million 2013 salary guaranteed, Matt Flynn is absolutely worth gambling a small choice on this spring.by