The Seattle Seahawks put on a full court press for consideration by Peyton Manning as a landing spot for the most talked about free agent in years. But Manning had other ideas. Rather than a visit to the Jet City, Manning chose instead to ignore the overture and move on to other markets. It appears that Denver and Tennessee have the inside line on Manning’s services.
Now that the Manning issue is settled, Seattle moves on to step two. A surprise addition to the Seahawks visits is free agent quarterbacks Chad Henne. The former second round pick and former Miami Dolphin, Henne presents an interesting option for the Hawks. A four year starter for the Michigan Wolverines, Henne had a QB rating of 133.9 when he graduated college. That all changed in the NFL. In four years with the Dolphins, Henne started 35 games and had a QB rating of 75.7. Is Henne truly an NFL quarterback?
Matt Flynn is an enigma all his own. Drafted in 2008 out of Louisiana State, Flynn spent the last four seasons backing up one of the game’s best, Aaron Rodgers. But Flynn has little in game experience. He boasts two NFL starts, spending his other 32 appearances in garbage time. That said, though, Flynn has a passer rating of 92.8. We all recall Flynn’s monster game in 2011 while Rodgers sat out.
Who will be behind center in 2012? Henne? Flynn? Or will the Seahawks draft a QB high?