The emergence of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson in Seattle paid terrific dividends for the Seahawks. There is one Seahawk, however, whose 2012 season didn't exactly go as planned: backup quarterback Matt Flynn.
Flynn was brought in to be the starter after a couple impressive outings for Green Bay last year, but he was beaten out in the preseason by Wilson, who nearly led the Seahawks to the NFC championship game. Now general manager John Schneider says he will listen to offers for Flynn, who signed a three-year, $26 million contract prior to last season.
"I'd be lying to you if I told you that we wouldn't be listening to people," Schneider told KIRO-AM in Seattle Wednesday, according to NFL.com. "I think we all believe he's a starter in this league, but we structure ourselves in a salary-cap manner where we're in a very good position with him. Having two quarterbacks like that is pretty special. We're going to do what's best for the organization -- period."
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This is certainly a good problem to have, though Flynn and Wilson have dissimilar skill sets, which would make transitioning from one quarterback to the other somewhat rocky. Still, Schneider acknowledges that having two good quarterbacks is a luxury and that the team isn't simply trying to unload Flynn.
"This isn't like, 'Now that Russell has done so well, what do we do with Matt?' " Schneider said. "We have two guys under contract that are good."
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