Seahawks, QB Matt Flynn Agree To Terms On A 3-Year, $26M Contract

Discussion in 'Seattle Seahawks' started by Sweets, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Sweets

    Sweets All-Pro

    Free agent quarterback Matt Flynn has agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks on a three-year contract worth up to $26 million with $10 million guaranteed according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

    Source: The Redzone
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  2. TheDuke

    TheDuke Breast Man

    Let's be honest. Who saw that one coming?
  3. andy82

    andy82 Your Soul, It's Mine!

    The team or the amount/size of deal? I thought Seattle was a safe pick after he left Miami without any sort of deal or talks of a deal. The years on the deal, however, is surprising.
  4. TheDuke

    TheDuke Breast Man

    A little of both but mostly the money. This is banking on a few games and with an anemic team up in the pacific NW and the potential of Pay-Pay coming to San Fran, might as well have just got Whitehurst back and held on for the ride.
  5. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman #1 Trap Star

    Seems like a pretty good deal for Seattle, glad to see no teams let this one get out of hand and get ridiculous.
  6. RichLikeWh0a

    RichLikeWh0a Hermhater = Nemesis

    lol overpay
  7. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman #1 Trap Star

    It's like half what they were talking for him originally..
  8. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    I've heard a lot of the analysts predict that if he went to Seattle to meet with the Seahawks, that he would most likely sign with them because of the dough they'd throw at him.

    I like this move for them. Screws a lot of teams...
  9. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    If his own coach didn't want him then what's wrong with him?
  10. Dragonite

    Dragonite Simply Arrogant!

    Okay honestly lol, lets not call this overpaying until we finally see what he can do as THE MAN. He may be better than any of us thought or he may suck, give the kid a chance.
  11. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    The fact that Philbin stayed away to mean seems like Flynn will be Matt Cassel V2.
  12. cpgobrowns

    cpgobrowns < Deer/Headlights

    Glad we were out of it. Unless Holmgren holds a press conference tomorrow to say the Browns offered 3 years and 26.5mil but Flynn's agent is better friends with the Seahawks front office.
  13. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    Flynn will be a Pro Bowl level it

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  14. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    Flynn is more Shaub the Kolb. Flynn has been on the radar since preseason his rookie season. He'd have gotten a starting gig if he played in those games this year or not

    Kolb showed in Philadelphia that he was not a starting QB

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  15. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    Has started 2 NFL games and $10M guaranteed. Wow. Is there a premium on QB's or what?
  16. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    your quote basically explains why some people think he may have been overpaid. just like rookie contracts, we really don't know what he is so why would someone pay him almost $10 mill/yr ?
  17. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    eh, possibly. ryan clark tweeted out after the phins lost yet another free agent/coach to a competing team that no one wants to play in miami because jeff ireland is 'not a good guy' .............

    there is very clearly something about miami that is not appealing because they are not getting any of these FA's/coaches that they chase.
  18. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    True, but it goes back to the fact that Flynn played with one of the most potent offenses now going to Seattle. Philbin knows Flynn better than anyone and he must have said he isn't worth the contract he got.
  19. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    well, that's possible. however, i don't think the SIZE of the contract would have scared the phins in any way ........ either they felt he was a decent qb or they didn't ........ the contract is short-term and has very little guaranteed money. If this was truly a dolphin decision, then Philbin didn't feel Flynn was a legit starting QB because the contract is not ridiculous. Remember, the phins are desperate for a legit QB and could barely get a sniff from Manning. They would not have a problem with a contract like that if they felt flynn was legit.

    Here is the other scenario: Flynn chose the Seahawks over the Phins with the money being about equal. Maybe we will find out more about Flynn's decision making process but, if this happened, Flynn would be just another player/coach to shun the phins in the last couple of years. The list is growing quite a bit.
  20. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

    Guaranteed 10 mil? :icon_eek:

    C'mon 7........