NFL Trade Rumors: How a Matt Flynn Trade Would Affect the 2011 NFL Draft

After playing well during limited action in 2010, Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn has generated some interest in the trade market. Among the teams that could be interested, the Tennessee Titans seem like the most likely landing spot for the former LSU Tiger.

According to Dan Pompei of the National Football Post, Matt Flynn could return a second round pick after his strong outing in week 15 against the New England Patriots. There are a number of teams in need of a quarterback, including as many as five squads drafting in the top five of the 2011 NFL Draft (Carolina, Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee, Washington). If Matt Flynn is moved, it could have quite the effect on the top ten picks of the draft.

After the jump we'll take a look at the top possibilities for Matt Flynn and what it means for the draft.

As mentioned, the Tennessee Titans are the top player for Matt Flynn. They recently parted ways with both Vince Young and Jeff Fisher and will be looking to rebuild, starting under center. An interesting storyline to follow with the Titans is their interest in Green Bay's quarterbacks coach Tom Clements. It would not be a surprise for Flynn to follow Clements to Tennessee or vice versa.

Tennessee is also a popular landing spot for Blaine Gabbert in mock drafts. If the Titans sure up the quarterback position, Blaine Gabbert could conceivably fall out of the top ten. Gabbert's stock has been slipping recently per ESPN's Mel Kiper. 

The 2011 quarterback class is a bit of mystery at this point in the process. With Andrew Luck returning to school, the class lacks a true number one signal caller. And there is no telling when the first signal caller could come off of the board.

The Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, and Washington Redskins all have an issue at quarterback and own a top ten pick.

So where will the first quarterback come off of the board and who will it be? The draft process is far from over and these answers should become more clear in the coming weeks.

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