QB Flynn reaches agreement with SeattleThe Seattle Seahawks are hoping another Green Bay backup turns into their franchise quarterback.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are hoping another Green Bay backup turns into their franchise quarterback.
The Seahawks reached agreement Sunday with Matt Flynn on a three-year deal, bringing one of the most wanted — yet unproven — free agents to the Pacific Northwest to try and solidify Seattle's QB position.
Flynn has been a career backup in Green Bay, stuck behind All-Pro Aaron Rodgers — much the way Matt Hasselbeck was stuck behind Brett Favre before being acquired by Seattle in 2001.
When given an opportunity, Flynn has shined. His best performance was his last, throwing for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a victory over Detroit in Green Bay's season finale.
That sealed Flynn as one to the top free agent prospects this offseason. He visited Seattle late this week and after a brief trip to Miami, picked the Seahawks.
Terms of Flynn's deal were not released by the team, although owner Paul Allen took to Twitter to congratulate general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll on locking up Flynn for three years. ESPN.com reported that Flynn's deal is worth up to $24 million.