Former Packers quarterback Matt Flynn has agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks. Flynn has only started two games in his career, but both starts were impressive… so impressive that he was anticipated to be the most sought after free agent quarterback, until future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning unexpectedly hit the market.
Most recently, as the Packers rested Aaron Rodgers for the final game of the season, Flynn turned in an amazing performance that got the attention of everyone in the league. On January 1 against Detroit, Flynn completed 31 of 44 passes (70.5 percent) for 480 yards and 6 touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers had one of the most amazing years on record, and earned a league MVP award, but Flynn had the best game of the season for the Packers. And his 480 yards and 6 TDs were both Packers team records – feats never accomplished by Rodgers or Brett Favre.
He also had a strong game last season against the New England Patriots, while Rodgers was recovering from a concussion, where Flynn was 24 of 37 for 251 yards and 3 TDs. That’s 9 TDs in his last two starts – against the Patriots and the Lions.
“I’ve loved being a Packer,” Flynn said in an interview earlier this off season. “But as a competitor and football player, that’s what you play the game for — to be a starter in the League.”
“Aaron is the best quarterback in the game and he took me under his wing,” Flynn added. “He taught me a lot and I’m very thankful for the time I spent and my coaches.”
“I’ve learned so much mentally and physically from some of the best in Green Bay,” Flynn said, and now he’ll have an opportunity to prove that he’s more than a two game wonder.
NFL.com reports that Flynn is receiving a three-year deal worth up to $26 million, with $10 million guaranteed.