Yes, another Flynn thread, but hell, it's the offseason. Like the title says, this is just a general overview of the position...I'm not getting into potential trade value for Flynn, the weakness at the top end of the draft, etc.
Like it's been said, cutting Flynn now would save more next year than this upcoming year. You approach this position like many others; what is the total position costing me (the team) and how is my depth after the starter ? (Obviously assuming the starter is of good quality, if not you have a hell of a lot more questions).
As has been said ad nauseum, we have an elite level starting QB and we're paying peanuts for him, so overpaying for his backup really isn't expensive, per the position. The Chiefs are paying more for Matt Cassell than we're paying for all the QBs on our roster. Just think on that for a minute.
Then, more importantly for me, how is the depth ? By now, even the naysayers have to see that we're a legitimate Superbowl contender. We're expected, not speculated, to contend for the division title, make the playoffs, and make a deep run. SF is a good team that just made the SB itself. Every game is important; there's no more "well, it was on the East coast, blah blah" excuses.
If we cut/trade Matt Flynn, we will be looking at a rookie drafted most likely after round 3. That's who is holding the SB dreams of the Seahawks and the entire Pacific NW fanbase in his hands. If you're a GM, are you really comfortable with that, for a savings of 2 million ? To me, the cap savings is not worth getting rid of one of the better backups in the league.
Wilson is incredibly smart about contact. He avoids it well on the run, but he really does run a lot. We're not looking at Kaepernick or RG3 or Cam Newton, but Wilson moves a ton for a QB. So, it's not really collision related injuries, but it can be: straine hamstring, sprained ankle, sprained knee, then the usual stuff: breaking a finger on a helmet, separated shoulder from a sack, etc. If any of these occur, we're looking at a rookie QB that might be the equivalent of our FB Michael Robinson coming out of Penn State in his first year.
THat doesn't make that 2-3 million in cap space saved seem very valuable to me.