The most talked about aspect of the Seahawks offseason so far has definitely been the future of backup QB Matt Flynn. He’s good enough to start for a number of teams, but he’s never going to get that chance here in Seattle now that Russell Wilson is entrenched at the position. He deserves his chance to go elsewhere and try and lead his own team.
Than then there is the problem of his contract. If he stays, he’ll once again be among the highest paid backup QBs in the NFL. The Seahawks have enough cap space to keep him, but they also have a number of players who need new contracts, and some extra cap space this year might allow them to address that issue.
His future is clearly up in the air. At this point, its possible he’s traded or released; its even possible that stays as Wilson’s backup.
I’ve already broken down the financial implications for each of the options. Here is how it looks for all of the possibilites:
|Situation||Cap #||Cap Savings|
|On Roster||$7.25 mil||–|
|Released||$6 mil*||$1.25 mil|
|Traded||$4 mil||$3.25 mil|
It’s prediction time: Its time to hear what you think will happen with Flynn this offseason. Remember, this isn’t what you want to see happen, it’s what you think will happen.
Aug 30, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn (15) warms up prior to the game against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports