Matt Flynn will join the Seattle Seahawks after agreeing to terms today with the team.Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
The news that former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn signed with the Seattle Seahawks came as somewhat of a surprise, given that he had also visited the Miami Dolphins.
Some are seeing this development as a diss on the part of Flynn, given that new Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin was the Packers’ offensive coordinator for the past several years. Many thought Flynn’s signing with Miami was just a matter of time and a perfect fit.
Flynn didn’t think so. He signed with the Seahawks this afternoon, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, and reported by a number of news agencies.
Mike Florio of profootballtalk.com reported that Flynn signed a “three-year deal worth up to $26 million, with $10 million guaranteed. The maximum annual value of less than $9 million reflects skepticism regarding Flynn’s ability to get it done as the week-in, week-out starting quarterback.”
But it was obviously good enough for Flynn who liked what he saw in Seattle, despite having to beat out Tarvaris Jackson who already has a year in the system and several years of working with Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. The two worked together in Minnesota before they both landed in Seattle last year.
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