Michael Vick’s Return to Philly Only Helps Seattle’s Ability to Trade Matt Flynn

February 12, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Michael Vick's new $3.5 million contract with the Eagles dwindles down the free-agent quarterback market even more. Vick would have led a truly weak class if he was indeed cut, as Matt Moore, David Garrard and Jason Campbell are now the cream of the crop.
Outside of those three names, there are two other veteran players who will be looking for new homes.
The only problem is that Alex Smith and Matt Flynn are currently under contract with their respective organizations and can't be had on the open market until they are released.
That's why the Eagles re-signing Vick will only help the current quarterback trade market, especially that of Flynn. It's debatable whether the Seahawks backup or Smith is the better option, yet the one thing Flynn has going for him is his youth. Not to mention he carries a cheaper base salary than No. 11 does in 2013.
In terms of base salary, Flynn is scheduled to make $5.25 million and Smith will make $7.5 million. Not exactly chump change ...

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