Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports reports that the Seattle Seahawks have informed QB Matt Flynn that they’re willing to trade him, but “several” teams around the league appear to be under the assumption that they will ultimately release him.
This coincides with a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that mentioned that Flynn’s market value “isn’t as high as many people think.”
Flynn found a hard time finding serious interest on the open market last year and wound up interviewing with only the Dolphins and Seahawks before he ultimately signed three-year, $19.5 million contract with Seattle.
The recent reports of Russell Wilson being unhappy about his contract aren’t going to help Flynn’s chances of remaining with the Seahawks for another year. Wilson has refuted the reports of him wanting a new contract and the CBA prevents the Seahawks from giving him a raise until after his third year in the league.
There’s still a chance that a team could show interest in trading for Flynn, but if the consensus is that no one’s willing to part with any amount of value in return for him, then he figures to be on the chopping block and shopping for another opportunity.