Re: Seahawks sign Matt Flynn
Yeah, I'd view it as a very limited risk situation. I agree that $10 million guaranteed over three years is minimal, and compared to drafting a rookie, Flynn is going to come in already adjusted to the speed of the pro game. I haven't really seen enough of him to have an opinion, since he's only seen extended playing time in three games over the course of his career. One obvious parallel to me would be Matt Hasselbeck, who once upon a time was another Green Bay backup signed away by the Hawks, although in that case Holmgren was bringing over a player he was familiar with. In this case, Flynn's former OC down in Miami wasn't the one who wound up picking him up. I'm not sure what to make of that.
You all are giving him pretty close to what the ***** offered Alex Smith. I would guess that might be an indication of where teams are rating him. In the short term, Flynn probably gives you better chances of winning than drafting Tannehill. The real question is going to be where the franchise will be two years from now. Flynn might be a competent solution, but what's his ceiling?