ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Seattle Seahawks engaged in trade discussions involving backup QB Matt Flynn and a deal appears “imminent.” Werder says the trade partner with Seattle is unknown.
However, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that team appears to be Oakland. La Canfora also reports that the Seahawks will consider bringing in Tyler Thigpen to backup Russell Wilson if Flynn moves on.
The Seahawks have not confirmed that Flynn will be moved via trade. No word yet on the draft compensation Seattle would receive in return for Flynn. If Flynn is traded to Oakland, than current Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer likely will be released. Palmer is due to make $13 million in base salary in 2013.
Flynn was due to make $5.25 million in base salary in 2013. So trading Flynn would save Seattle $3.25 million in cap space, and more important $5.25 million in cash.
Although the deal is not done, Seattle teammates already are wishing Flynn well with his new team.
Wishing Flynn the best on his endeavors in Oakland. Sad to see a friend leave, but excited for his opportunity. Great QB, even better man.— Dbfresh (@DougBaldwinJr) March 29, 2013