NFL Free Agency: QB Matt Flynn Agrees to Terms With Seattle Seahawks

Matt Flynn is officially off the free agent market. The quarterback will sign a three-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The contract will be worth up to $26 million, with $10 million guaranteed.

It’s an interesting deal, because it’s not the mega deal that some thought Flynn might get. With the reports of the Miami Dolphins lowballing Flynn on a contract earlier in the week, it’s obvious that the league is understandably skeptical of a player with only two career starts.

For Cleveland Browns fans, Flynn’s signing likely signals the official end of hope that the team would acquire a new quarterback this offseason who would challenge Colt McCoy for the starting job. Unless the Browns are prepared to draft a quarterback next month, it looks as though they are ready to roll with McCoy in 2012.

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  • Jimmy DiDago

     Here’s the truth, peeps. RG3 WAS WAY TOO EXPENSIVE FOR A TEAM  OFFENSE OF THE CALIBER OF THE BROWNS. The football gods recognized this and stepped in the way of Holmgren and Heckert and did for them what they could not do for themselves.
     Even if he turns out to be a smarter version of Vince Young, I’ll be OK with the fact that we still didn’t mortgage our team’s future for a one time shot in the dark. There was just too much that could go wrong here. The same must be said for Matt Flynn.
     Although I was much warmer to this idea and I’ve also cooled considerably on Colt, the facts still remain that Colt did not even get close to a fair shot in his second season. His line and backfield were both decimated by the fourth game and the situation continued to spoil until last three games. He was given the worst receiving corps in our division (by far) and probably the whole AFC. Then, his two most reliable safety valves eventually went down (Hillis- flake out and Watson- wore the f* out) . Add to that a change from Brian Dumball and Eric Mangenius’ vision to a Shurmur (who dat?) and H2 vision WITH NO OFFSEASON TO PREPARE FOR IT IN…IN ONLY HIS SECOND SEASON. Now tell me honestly if any one of the Browns fans out there could have succeeded in their humble little job under that kind of pressure. Slim to none IMO.
     Colt ‘s already wound up too tight from all he has overcome to get to this point of his career, so I do hold out hope that we will see the necessary improvement from him that was thought to be a given last season. Hopefully he hasn’t been scarred as badly as Tim Couch was already.

  • Jimmy DiDago

     Our starting OL if the season began tomorrow:
     Joe Thomas, LT
     Jason Pinkston, LG
     Alex Mack, C
     Shawn Luvuao, RG
     Oneil Cousins, RT
     Our starting backfield:
     Montario Hardesty
     Brandon Jackson
     Chris Ogbonnaya
     Armond Smith or Quinn Porter
     Our starting receivers:
     Mohammed Massaquoi, WR1
     Greg Little, WR2
     Josh Cribbs/ Jordan Norwwood, WRS
     Ben Watson (?), TE1
     Evan Moore/ Alex Smith, TE2
    Our line is young with some ups, but, no considerable backups outside of John Greco (who dat?)
    Our backfield is now without it’s top ground gainer and receiver. Think Hardesty can match the yards on the ground, but he cannot catch as well. Same for Jackson. But to feel either has a legitimate chance at being a feature back is ridiculous. Obi can match the catches, but, will only be in on sub packages and a third down OPTION. Armond Smith still looks to be a good RBC to build with with a little more seasoning.
    I honestly believe that MoMass will be in the final roster cuts leaving us with Little, Cribbs, Norwood and Watson. Think Watson may be a goner, too, but  much less likely.
    Now consider all this with the fact that RG3 PROBABLY WOULD’VE COST US OUR #4 AND #22 THIS YEAR AND OUR #1 IN 2013 AND 2014 (all 3 1st’s would most likely be top 10′s), so there would be very little help from the draft outside of some lucky mids. Add to that, the apparent distrust of high end FA signings and we should all get the full picture of how devastating this trade would have been.
    Sure, everybody wants the next Cam Newton and Michael Vick’s, but we should always remember the Akili Smith’s, Vince Young’s and JaMarcus Russell’s that came along, too.

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