Matt Flynn Seahawks
March 19, 2012 by staff
Matt Flynn Seahawks, The Seattle Seahawks’ new quarterback speaks with a Texas drawl, was historically prolific in his only two NFL starts and comes with a Packers pedigree that has worked for Seattle before.
Matt Flynn is coming to Seattle after agreeing to terms on what will be a three-year contract. The Seahawks did not disclose terms other than it was a multiyear deal, but according to ESPN, it has a maximum value of $26 million with $10 million of that guaranteed.
It is believed to be the second-largest contract the Seahawks have ever given a quarterback, topped only by the deal to re-sign Matt Hasselbeck in February 2005. Hasselbeck—like Flynn—was a backup in Green Bay before the Seahawks acquired him in a 2001 trade.
This time, Seattle didn’t have to make a deal for Flynn, but rather, strike a deal with him. Flynn was the top twenty-something quarterback available in free agency this year, someone who entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick by the Packers in 2008 who has been Aaron Rodgers’ backup for four years.
In Flynn’s two career starts, he passed for a total of 731 yards, the second-most of any player in league history. He became an unrestricted free agent last week, and after visiting both the Seahawks and Dolphins he decided to join the Seahawks.
The next question is where he will fit in for Seattle, which returns Tarvaris Jackson, last year’s starter.
“We are really excited to bring Matt in here to compete with Tarvaris,” coach Pete Carroll said in a statement released by the team.
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