Originally Posted by BrickHouse
The upcoming draft may not have a QB who has franchise QB talent. After the Jets release Tebow they will have to quell the fanbase an have a tangible replacement for the last year of Sanchez. You have to have someone who can compete and possibly challenge Sanchez for the starter role. There are probably a handful of possible candidates but Flynn probably represents the best long term prospect of a Franchise QB.
So who do we trade for him? It can't be draft picks as we've done that too many times and is partly the reason we lack talent and depth at key positions now. We really don't have anyone on Offense that we can trade. I wish Keller had a year left because he could be a possible trade bait. On the defensive side the only person they may want to sniff is maybe Revis, but he's coming off an injury and they have a solid group of young CB's. Perhaps a Harris trade at the MLB spot would do it, but they have a young guy there as well.
So outside of draft picks who do you think we could trade to get him outside of draft picks.
Green Bay - Quarterback Matt Flynn's new contract with the Seattle Seahawks is worth just about 15 times more than his old one with the Green Bay Packers.
His three-year, $19.5 million deal with Seattle averages $6.5M. The four-year contract that he signed with the Packers as a seventh-round draft choice in 2008 averaged $442,294.
Flynn received a $6M signing bonus and base salaries of $2M this season, $5.25M in 2013 and $6.25M in 2014. His base salary is guaranteed this season, and $2 million of his base salary in '13 also is guaranteed.
The total guaranteed money is $10M.
Flynn's contract also contains escalator clauses in 2013 and '14 that reportedly could increase the total value of the contract by another $5M.
See, this is the guy I had hoped the Jets would go out and get last offseason. Can anyone imagine what the Jets FO was thinking when they traded for Tim Tebow? They must have been thinking about a guy that could possibly replace what Brad Smith brought to the table. That's what I thought at the time.
However, they could not have been giving any consideration to using Tebow as a potential replacement for Sanchez.
That's what Drew Stanton was for.
But it all blew up in their faces when after signing Tim Tebow, Drew Stanton immediately asked for his release.
So in going back over what the thoughts of this board was last offseason:
1)The Jets should go after Matt Flynn or Drew Stanton. Either guy IMO are suitable replacements, guys that can provide LEGITIMATE competition for Sanchez. Not just some guy who can fill the roster spot but will never present any real competition for Sanchez.
2)They must draft a QB. I know it would be hard to find a perceived franchise QB, but I think that Matt Barkley fills that category. The way the team is losing these days, it wouldn't surporise me at all if Barkley is within reach for the Jets in the 1st round next April. The Jets appear to be on there way to getting a top 10 pick.
It's time to get this position ironed out once and for all.