The media and fan reaction to the Seahawks' signing of Matt Flynn has been almost exclusively positive - it's a low-risk deal for the Seahawks and if Matt Flynn continues to show some of the potential he flashed in his 480 yard, 6-TD game against the Lions last season, his $10 million guaranteed dollars will be an absolute steal. Here are some reactions and insight into the deal and the process.
Said he sat for a long time with OC Darrell Bevell, formerly of GB, and felt the Sea offense would be just like the one he learned in GB.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) March 18, 2012
Talked to Flynn. Said a big factor in Sea over Mia was vibe in the building in Seattle: "The coaches, the staff--they were fantastic.''— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) March 18, 2012
Flynn deal reportedly averages $6.33 million. Tavaris makes $4 million this year. Not a huge gap.— gregg rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) March 18, 2012
Told by source close to Flynn that Seahawks "showed interest and urgency, from top to bottom, throughout process. Great visit."— Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) March 18, 2012
Schneider was part of Packers front office that overdrafted Brohm and had a fourth-round grade on Flynn. Knew the deal had to make$ sense.— SC_DougFarrar (@SC_DougFarrar) March 18, 2012
The Seahawks did work out Flynn before agreeing to a deal, a source confirmed.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 18, 2012
Carroll mini-statement: "We are really excited to bring Matt in here to compete with Tarvaris."— SC_DougFarrar (@SC_DougFarrar) March 18, 2012
For more on the Seahawks, head to Field Gulls, where we've already broken down the deal in detail and have absurdly in-depth scouting reports to check out.