Seahawks agree to terms with QB Flynn
By Sports Network
|Quarterback Matt Flynn throws a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in the first half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 19, 2010. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)
The Seattle Seahawks — not the Miami Dolphins — landed a free-agent quarterback whose destination has drawn considerable speculation.
No, not that one.
Matt Flynn, who backed up NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, has agreed to terms on contract with Seattle.
The deal, announced by the Seahawks on Sunday afternoon, is for three years and worth up to $26 million with $10 million guaranteed, according to NFL.com.
Flynn, along with Peyton Manning, was seen as a possible target for Miami but will instead compete with Tarvaris Jackson for the No. 1 spot in Seattle.
Although he has played four NFL seasons, Flynn, 26, is close to an unknown commodity.
The Packers drafted him in the seventh round in 2008 out of LSU and he has thrown 132 passes since, completing 82 for 1,015 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions.
Flynn has made just two NFL starts, but the most recent one was an eye-opener: He passed for 480 yards and six touchdowns, both Packers records, in a 45-41 win over Detroit in Week 17.
“It’s pretty incredible to look back and see what we did in the game, but that’s what it took to win,” Flynn said afterward. “It wasn’t as easy as it looked. They have a good defense. We had a good game plan and executed well.”
Flynn visited the Seahawks on Friday, then saw the Dolphins on Saturday before making his decision.