Matty to the Seahawks: Legit Move and 2013 Draft
There isn’t much I’m as passionate about than the Green Bay Packers and my extensive shoe collection.
Let’s get this out of the way first: The Flynn deal kind of sucks for us. It’s going to affect our 2013 compensatory draft picks, probably dropping our highest from a 3rd round to 4th round.
However, I love me some Matty Flynn. I’ve loved him since his LSU days. I saw the potential, thought he would take a few years behind Rodgers (Hell, we saw how well Rodgers did behind Old Man Favre) and then find a team that needed a QB. Flynn knows how to step up in dire situations. In his regular season career, Flynn has completed 62 percent of his passes and thrown nine touchdowns against five interceptions.
Lots of chatter about how Flynn should have gone elsewhere. Excuse me, but BULL HONKY. The 49ers never looked at him. Miami showed interest, which would have been great with Joe, but Flynn obviously didn’t feel it.
Flynn saw potential in Seattle, and waiting too long might have meant that a team he could excel in would have looked elsewhere.
Here’s 5 other reasons:
- Front office. John Schneider was a member of the Pack front office when Matt Flynn was signed in 2008. He’s now the Seahawks general manager, and has a lot of intel on how Flynn plays.
- Seahawks run an offense that is very similar to the Pack. Flynn spent 4 years behind Rodgers. Throwing him into a new offense would be a disservice.
- Sidney Rice is a top receiver for the Seahawks. Flynn’s game last year vs. DET saw him throw for 480 yards and six touchdowns. He’ll also have a RB in Lynch, which will be something different. We aren’t really known for our running game.
- The Seahawks QB1, Jackson, threw for 3,091 yards, 14 TDs and 13 INTs in 2011. It might be premature, but he won’t be competition for Flynn.
- Flynn never had a prayer to be considered for the 49ers. The 49ers have proposed a three-year, $24 million contract, plus incentives, for Smith, but are holding out on giving him the contract until Manning makes up his mind.
So, what do you think? Good or bad move from our (former) boy Matty?