(NEW YORK) — Even though he’s made only two starts in his young NFL career, quarterback Matt Flynn has cashed in big time. Flynn has agreed to a three-year contract worth $26 million with the Seattle Seahawks and will receive $10 million guaranteed.
The former Green Bay Packer made the most of his only two NFL starts, throwing for the second-most ever yards by a player in his first two career starts. On the last game of the 2011 season, Flynn threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns, both records for a Packers quarterback.
Many felt that Flynn would follow current Miami Dolphins head coach and former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin to Miami, but instead Flynn chose to play for head coach Pete Carroll in Seattle. The Seahawks now have a promising group of players on the offensive side of the the ball including Flynn, running back Marshawn Lynch, Doug Baldwin, and Sidney Rice.
Last season the Seahawks ranked 22nd in in the NFL in passing yards per game with 194 and went 7-9 to miss the playoffs.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire