Quarterback Matt Flynn is a backup no longer. Flynn, who has backed up Aaron Rodgers for the last 4 years in Green Bay, agreed to a 3-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks today.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the deal is worth $26 million with $10 million guaranteed. Not a bad payday for the former LSU Tiger, who started for one season in college, and has started only two games during his NFL career.
In limited action, Flynn has impressed. He's completed 62 percent of his passes and thrown nine touchdowns against five interceptions.
The Seattle Seahawks are hoping Flynn can channel former Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck, who backed up Brett Favre in Green Bay for years before being traded to Seattle where he became the starter. Hasselbeck led the Seahawks to their only Super Bowl appearance in team history.