Given the remarkable play on the field of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson this season, the Seattle Seahawks are reportedly going to move on from free agent acquisition Matt Flynn in the offseason. Flynn was originally believed to be the starting quarterback for the Seahawks this season after inking a deal in free agency, but Seattle decided to select Russell Wilson as well in the fourth-round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Wilson beat out Flynn for the starting job and will be the starting quarterback for the foreseeable future.
After handing Matt Flynn $10 million in guaranteed money this year, and a salary of $5.25 million due for 2013, ESPN’s John Clayton believes that the organization is going to be shopping Flynn after this season.
Given the small class of veteran free agent quarterbacks expected in 2013, coupled with the shallow rookie draft class, Flynn will generate interest from quarterback needy teams. No team is needier than the Arizona Cardinals but the failed Kevin Kolb costly experiment have the organization looking for a quarterback with starting experience.
Rumors have surfaced that the Buffalo Bills are going to move on from Ryan Fitzpatrick at the end of the season. Some of those same rumors have Michael Vick being linked to the Bills.
There could be a potential quarterback opening in Oakland. The Kansas City Chiefs are likely to move on from Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn.
There are quarterback questions in Jacksonville, Minnesota and Tennessee as well. Then, there is never ending quarterback saga with the New York Jets as well.
Sure, the Seattle Seahawks could afford to hold on to Matt Flynn again next season, but with Russell Wilson having a firm grip on the starting job, coupled with a soft quarterback market, why not entertain every and all offers?