Former Packers QB Matt Flynn strikes a deal with the Seattle Seahawks

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It didn’t take long for the former Green Bay Packers’ back-up QB to find a new home.

Matt Flynn has accepted a three-year deal worth up to $26 million, including $10 million guaranteed to join the Seattle Seahawks.

Flynn isn’t the first back-up in Green Bay to leave for Seattle as did Matt Hasselbeck in 2001 when he was traded to the Seahawks for draft picks.


Flynn, a record setter is similar to Aaron Rodgers in that he’s an underdog story: Flynn was a seventh-round draft pick in 2008, Rodgers had to ball at community college coming out of high school.

The biggest risk on Flynn involves committing to a player who has only two career starts in the NFL. While Flynn could turn out to be a steal, the Seahawks definitely don’t want to end up with a Kevin Kolb-esque deal (Arizona Cardinals in 2011).

Hot free agent QB’s left on the market are Alex Smith and Peyton Manning.

Do you think Matt Flynn is a good fit in Seattle? Let me know by commenting below!

Nick Grays is a senior writer at the Sports Bank where he covers the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, and Milwaukee Brewers. He also enjoys to share Fantasy Advice from time-to-time. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here or visit his blog Nick Knows Best.

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