Saturday, March 17, 2012
710ESPN Seattle audio: Clayton Show
By Mike Sando
Matt Flynn's visit with the Seattle Seahawks kicked off my Saturday conversation with John Clayton on 710ESPN Seattle.
We discussed the tension between needing a quarterback and not acting out of desperation to find one.
The market for Flynn has yet to gain much momentum. The quarterback market in general hinges on what happens with Peyton Manning. If Manning lands in Tennessee, Matt Hasselbeck would hit the market. If Manning signs with San Francisco, Alex Smith might become a more viable candidate elsewhere.
Rushing into a deal with Flynn might not make sense — for Seattle, for Miami, for anyone — if potentially superior options appeared likely to become available in the near future.
Flynn left the Seahawks to visit with the Dolphins. His roots with Green Bay give him connections to Seahawks general manager John Schneider and new Dolphins coach Joe Philbin.
Seattle did not make an initial contract offer to Flynn. It's unclear whether the Dolphins will make a hard push for him now that Manning isn't an option for them.
Note: 710ESPN Seattle has posted the audio. My segment begins at about the 18:30 mark.