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Matt Flynn trade rumors: Buffalo Bills involved, per report

Might the Bills trade for a Seahawks backup quarterback for the second time in nine months?

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Could the Buffalo Bills trade for a Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback for the second time in nine months? The team is considering it, per Jason La Canfora of

Last August, the Bills flipped a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft to Seattle for Tarvaris Jackson, who today is tenuously penciled in as the team's starting quarterback heading into the new season. With only former undrafted free agent Aaron Corp on the roster behind Jackson, the Bills have discussed trading for Matt Flynn, per La Canfora's report - though the Jacksonville Jaguars are apparently considered front-runners in the bidding for the moment.

Flynn, who will turn 28 in June, signed a three-year, $19.5 million free agent deal with the Seahawks last spring and was immediately tabbed as the team's likely starter, despite the presence of Jackson. It was third-round pick Russell Wilson, however, that emerged as the Seahawks' opening-day starter, and his special rookie season has relegated Flynn expendable. The former seventh-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers has attempted just 141 passes in his five-year career.

Ironically, Jackson was made expendable in Seattle when they signed Flynn - so if this report is true and the Bills are legitimately interested in Flynn, it would be an ironic twist of fate for Jackson. Still, this trade seems more unlikely than likely from Buffalo's perspective; with just six draft picks and a desperate need for a rookie signal-caller, it's tough to figure what Flynn would provide aside from veteran depth (and familiarity with the West Coast Offense, which Jackson has as well).

Still... the Bills have been linked to a quarterback. We're sure you'll have something to say on the matter. Go.