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Jaguars 'explored' trade for Matt Flynn, elected against move, according to report

The Jaguars will pass on a trade for Matt Flynn and look at other options to upgrade the quarterback position, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

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After contradicting reports surfaced regarding the Jaguars' interest in a trade for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union seemingly put the issue to bed on Thursday with a report that the team "explored the possibility of acquiring" Flynn, but elected not to pursue a trade.

Because new Jaguars coach Gus Bradley was formerly Seattle's defensive coordinator and the Jaguars' quarterback spot has been declared an open competition, the obligatory dots were connected.

A source said the Jaguars did their "due diligence," regarding Flynn.

Flynn, 27, played four seasons for the Green Bay Packers as the backup quarterback for Aaron Rodgers and made just two starts during his time with the team. However, his promising glimpses on the field, including six touchdowns in a 2011 game, earned Flynn a three-year, $19.5 million contract with the Seahawks where he was the presumable favorite to win the starting job.

Unfortunately for Flynn, his 71.8 completion percentage in preseason wasn't enough to earn him the starting role for the team, as rookie Russell Wilson finished the preseason with a 110.3 passer rating and eventually led the Seahawks to an 11-5 record and postseason victory against the Washington Redskins.