Aug 30, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn (15) looks for an open receiver during the 1st half against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

What Trade Compensation For Matt Flynn Would You Be Happy With?


A quick survey of a the comments on twitter about the news that Matt Flynn’s inevitable trade to the Raiders led to some very disperate opinions. The response varied from excitement to anger, and this is before we learn exactly what the Seahawks are getting back in return for Flynn.

Before the terms are announced, I thought it would be interesting to gauge what everyone is expecting in return for Flynn. But instead of asking what we think will happen, what i really want to know is what you’d be happy with.

Think of it as “If we get less than ____ in return, I wont be happy with this trade.”

So 12s, what do think?

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  • HoneyBadger

    He is a backup that didn’t even get one start over a rookie. They should be happy to get anything to dump his contract. They were the only team that offered last offseason. I would be shocked if they got anything higher than a 5th

    • 12thMan_Rising

      They weren’t the only team that offered him a contract last year. Miami also did, The Seahawks just offered more. Besides, Russell Wilson is a special player, it getting beat by him in a position battle doesn’t mean all that much.

      • http://Allcougdup.com/ All Coug’d Up

        Yeah, that’s a unique situation in which Flynn was good enough to be the starter, but got beat out by a special player. I mean Russell played as well as the first and second picks, but he was supposed to be the developmental backup to Flynn. Not saying Flynn is totally awesome, but he’s adequate and better than anything the Raiders have had come through (at his age) in the past decade.

        • WC

          Yeah, and I don’t know if y’all remember the preseason, but Flynn threw quite a few beautiful passes that hit T.O. right in the hands and the guy couldn’t hold onto the ball. It happened so much that although I loved what I was seeing from Russell and was all in on rolling with him, I still thought Flynn kind of got robbed by crappy WR play. I’m tellin ya, give Flynn some playing time and a little chemistry/familiarity with his receivers (assuming they’re worth a crap) and he’s gonna be “totally awesome.” Look, Wilson was going to get that job, God or the Universe or whatever made sure of it. He’s also giving Flynn his own starting job. Otherwise, Flynn would have been good if not great, Wilson would’ve sat on that bench for who knows how long and the opportunity to roll with this baller straight out of college with a chip on his shoulder and the gift of greatness would have simply passed us by. Luckily, The Lord had other plans! Can I get an Amen?

          • 12thMan_Rising

            also, if you look at the guys who played with Flynn vs the guys who played with Wilson: TO, Durham, Lockette, all got cut. It’s really tough to say that Flynn’s stats (which weren’t bad) we an indictment of his play since he was playing against 1st team defenses with non-roster receivers.

  • Green Apple

    I would prefer a late round pick (7th) this year and a conditional pick (3rd if the condition is met else 5th) next year. OR a 6th round pick next year with a conditional 2015 pick (3rd or 4th).

    • 12thMan_Rising

      A conditional pick is probably the best idea. If he wins the starter’s job he’ll be worth more that way. Plus, it limits the risk for the Raiders.

      • Green Apple

        Exactly. Plus we have quite some picks for this year (10). We still need to build through draft for the next couple of years and a higher pick in ’14/’15 would be of more value to us. Also Raiders have too few picks this year to part in this trade. They should be slightly more comfortable giving away picks in 2014 and in ’15.

  • WC

    Ok, I’m thinkin like this; Who else can we bundle into this trade package in order to move into the late 1st or 2nd round? I hear San Fran is scheming on grabbing Tavon Austin. That basically gives them a cheaper, younger, and faster Percy Harvin, am I wrong? I do NOT want to let that happen and if it IS going to, then I want us picking early enough to grab Cordarrell Patterson, Keenen Allen or somebody who is tall and money with the hands.

    • 12thMan_Rising

      Tayvon is not Harvin. Not even close. Shorter, not as strong, does not run with power. He also doesn’r run clearn routes yet (he didn’t have to in college) so his transition to the NFL wont be instantaneous. He’s mostly a kick returner and a guy who a team will use on bubble screens, end-arounds, etc.