Remember this guy? Beaten out by Russell Wilson, Matt Flynn returns to Seattle as Rodgers’ backup. Again
When Russell Wilson got to Seattle as a rookie third-round draft choice in 2012, he was initially buried on the Seahawks’ depth chart behind Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson.
Two years into his regime as a first-time general manager, former Packers executive John Schneider signed Flynn, Green Bay’s backup to Aaron Rodgers, to a $26 million contract with $10 million guaranteed to get his first NFL starting job for Seattle.