Originally Posted by patman
I really don't mean to be a Dick, sorry if I was.
First, Seattle IMO does not run a read option like in Carolina or DC. Wilson is more like a young Randal Cunningham,or Tarkenton, he will move out of the pocket, throw on the run and take off if there is an opening. I don't even see him doing a lot of QB draws. I don't see any toss sweeps- nothing like that. Definetly no runs with Llynch trailing to take a pitch.
Flynn is not a statue like Brady, Rivers or Manning. he is an Athletic QB. My feelings are just that the seahawks seen something in him to give him 10 mill guaranteed. his cap hit this year is 6.5 with 4 mill of unamortized bonus. If they trade him they will save 2.5 mill on the cap, but what will the new back up make. Do they want to trust their playoff hopes on a rookie if Wilson goes down for a couple of games? What backup is more athletic than Flynn, Smith is but he will want even more money. Chase Daniels is about the only guy that is as athletic as Flynn, unless they want to sign a ****bird like Young and put him in the lockerroom.
Trading Flynn gets Seattle a draft pick and frees up cap space for them both this season and moreso for 2014. They have already basically come out and said that they are going to try to trade the guy. Specifically they said they want a backup with a more similar skill set to Wilson. This is not speculation anymore. He will be traded. The only question is who wants him and how much do they give up for him. I see Arizona as the primary competitor for his services but there are a few teams that need a QB that may be interested. Smith and Flynn will most likely be starters somewhere next season.