Brett LoGiurato
Friday March 1st, 2013

The Seahawks will not release Matt Flynn, according to a report. (Kevin Casey/Getty Images) The Seahawks will not release Matt Flynn, according to a report. (Kevin Casey/Getty Images)

The Seattle Seahawks will not release backup quarterback Matt Flynn but will listen to trade offers for him, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday.

Rapoport reported that the Seahawks would like to hold onto Flynn as a backup to Russell Wilson, who unexpectedly won the starting job last training camp and shone during the season. But they will consider trade proposals for Flynn after seeing how the San Francisco 49ers reportedly received a second-round pick for their backup, Alex Smith. And the Seahawks realize that Smith has starting ambitions.

The Jacksonville Jaguars could be the early favorites to pull off a trade for Flynn, according to Rapoport.

The Seahawks signed Flynn to a three-year, $19.5 million contract last offseason. Flynn was one of the most hyped free-agent quarterbacks on the market after spending four years backing up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. Flynn appeared in just three games last season with the Seahawks, completing 5 of 9 passes for 68 yards.

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