Three teams are emerging as the leading contenders to acquire quarterback Matt Flynn
from the Seattle Seahawks
, according to CBS Sports.
The report indicated the Jacksonville Jaguars
are the front-runner in the Flynn sweepstakes, with the Oakland Raiders
and Buffalo Bills
also in the mix. The Seahawks might not get more than a fourth- or fifth-round draft pick for the 27-year-old quarterback, CBS Sports reported.
Flynn was heralded as the Seahawks' quarterback of the future when he signed as a free agent last offseason, but his tenure never even began. Seattle drafted Russell Wilson
in the third round last spring, and Wilson earned the starting job and made the Pro Bowl as a rookie.
The Jaguars are looking to upgrade at quarterback from Blaine Gabbert
and Chad Henne
. CBS Sports reported that Jacksonville has plenty of salary-cap room.
The Raiders would need a quarterback if they decide they don't want to pay Carson Palmer
his $13 million salary for 2013. ESPN reported Monday that Palmer won't agree to renegotiate his contract.
The Bills are in need of a new quarterback to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick
, who was released by Buffalo earlier this month. Fitzpatrick wound up signing with the Tennessee Titans
Flynn has made a total of two NFL starts since he was selected by the Green Bay Packers
in the seventh round of the 2008 draft. In 37 games overall for Green Bay and Seattle, he has completed 87 of 141 passes (61.7 percent) for 1,083 yards. He's thrown nine touchdown passes and five interceptions.
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