2012 Seahawks QB Candidates: Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn, Green Bay Packers

6-2, 228 Lbs

2012 Age: 27 years old


Matt Flynn looks like he's about to throw like a girl in this picture. Just sayin'.

What we like:

Good, though not great arm strength

Decent accuracy

Not a scrambler, but not a statue, can move in pocket

NFL experience

Has been productive when given the chance to play

Green Bay’s offensive scheme shares elements with Seattle’s

Familiarity with Jon Schneider


What we don’t like:

If Green Bay franchises him he’ll be expensive, both in terms of draft picks and money

Ceiling is pretty low

Will never dictate tempo, probably a game manager

Very limited sample set of experience, primarily against two suspect secondaries



For some Seahawks fans it seems like a foregone conclusion that the Seahawks will pursue Flynn. While that may be true, it may come at a very high cost. Considering his trade value, the Packers may franchise tag Flynn, and Flynn will still be able to pursue a contract. It may not seem likely that they’d tag a guy who would be their backup, but the Patriots set that precedent when they franchised Matt Cassel. Flynn isn’t good enough for the kind of compensation—both draft pick and financially—that it took to get Matt Schaub, Matt Cassel, or Kevin Kolb.

Check out the rest of the Seahawks Quarterback Candidates for 2012 and beyond.

Should the Seahawks pursue Matt Flynn to be their starter in 2012?

  • Yes (71%, 45 Votes)
  • No (29%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 63

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