March 18, 2012

Seattle Seahawks sign quarterback Matt Flynn to multi-year deal : Seattle has signed Matt Flynn, Green Bay's backup quarterback whose stellar New Year’s Day performance made him one of the offseason’s most desirable free agents, the deal is $26 million over three years, with $10 million guaranteed. Flynn hasn’t had many opportunities to show his stuff. He’s started just two NFL games — one against New England in 2010 and the big 1 this past New Year's Day against Detroit. The Packers drafted Flynn in 2008, in the 7th round out of L.S.U.

posted by tommytrump to football at 06:21 PM - 7 comments

From the few games I've seen Flynn play he seems like a pretty good QB. This could be a good pickup for the Seahawks.

posted by insomnyuk at 08:58 PM on March 18, 2012

I hope he does well for them.

posted by drezdn at 10:21 AM on March 19, 2012

He tore apart the Lions' secondary this year, although that doesn't say much. The Seahawks offensive weapons aren't nearly the same caliber as those of the Packers.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:30 AM on March 19, 2012

I enjoyed watching Flynn when he was in college at LSU, but never thought he really would have a shot in the NFL. Of course, LSU's passing offense in the Miles era has not been something that really showcased passing game players' strengths or develops great QBs (JaMarcus Russell included). By all accounts, Flynn is a great guy and a hard worker, and I think this is a reasonable punt for $10MM guaranteed. The Seahawks were reasonably competitive last year, have one of the most significant home field advantages in football, and, with the 49ers presumably due for a bit of a let-down due to a tougher schedule and regression to the mean (although if Manning goes there, perhaps not), I would imagine the Seahawks will be in the running for the NFC West title this year.

posted by holden at 10:50 AM on March 19, 2012

Plus, if you stink up a three-and-out, who wouldn't want a big hand clap - fanny slap as you come off the field from happy uncle Pete Carroll.

posted by beaverboard at 11:26 AM on March 19, 2012

A homer chimes in:

This is actually a pretty good deal for Seattle. Baldwin was a good offensive weapon and a complete surprise for Seattle last year and McCoy and Morrah are serviceable tight ends. The loss of Carlson is a problem but he seemed to be lost in the system last year. Fingers crossed that Rice actually plays a whole season. Plus, by all accounts, Marshawn Lynch will (hopefully) maintain his production and take some pressure off of the starting QB whether it be Jackson or Flynn. Add to the mix that Seattle's young offensive line should steadily improve and there just might be an offense to go along with the solid defense Seattle had last year. And for the contract they are reporting Seattle isn't really on the hook if Flynn doesn't pan out.

Now if we can just convince Manning that Denver or Tennessee is the place to be............................................

posted by THX-1138 at 12:29 PM on March 19, 2012

It's going to take more than a good QB to bring the Sea Hawks up to snuff. A few more wise investments in personnel, however, could make all the difference. It would be good to see them back up there in the coming season.

posted by EEEEE at 05:29 PM on March 19, 2012

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