According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Green Bay free agent quarterback Matt Flynn has signed a three-year, $26 million deal, $10 million of which is guaranteed.
The Seahawks have confirmed the deal.
So based on the amount Flynn has signed for, it appears that the Seahawks have committed to Flynn as the team’s quarterback going into the 2012 season.
He’ll make more than Tarvaris Jackson, who is in the final year of a two-year deal that will pay him $4 million in base salary in 2012.
Other than Peyton Manning, Flynn was thought to be the darling of this year’s quarterback class after his impressive performance in relief duty in Green Bay’s final regular-season game against Detroit, as he set the Packers’ franchise record for passing yards and touchdowns in a game, completing 31 of 44 passes for 480 yards and six touchdowns.
Of course, the seventh round pick out of LSU in the 2008 draft has a limited sample set backing up Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers with just two career starts.