Matt Flynn Joins Seahawks
The back-up quarterback for the Packers gets a 3-year deal and a starting position with the Seattle Seahawks. Video by nbc26.comvideo
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Free agent quarterback Matt Flynn has
agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks on a multiyear deal.
The Seahawks are hoping that a one-time backup in Green Bay can
again become the new franchise quarterback in the Pacific
Flynn has been a career backup with the Packers. But Seattle
general manager John Schneider was able to tap into his
connections, having previously worked for Green Bay before joining
the Seahawks organization. Flynn dazzled in the season finale when
he threw for six touchdowns against Detroit and was one of the
hottest free agents on the market.
Seattle went down this road before when it traded with Green Bay
to acquire Matt Hasselbeck before the 2001 season. Hasselbeck
eventually led the Seahawks to their only Super Bowl appearance.