If there’s anyone who knows about good timing as a quarterback, it’s Matt Flynn.
So while Brock Osweiler might have stunned the NFL with his four-year, $72 million contract with the Texans based on seven career starts, Flynn might as well be crowned the league’s all-time leader in self-awareness.
Of course, Flynn’s referring to his own windfall, the three-year, $26 million deal with the Seahawks in 2012, which he received at a time when he had started a grand total of two games with the Packers.
But then he was summarily beaten out for the job by Russell Wilson, and has since bounced through Buffalo, back to Green Bay, to Oakland, New England, the Jets and last year New Orleans as a backup.
But in eight NFL seasons, he’s “earned” over $19 million, while starting seven whole games and throwing 357 passes. He’s an unrestricted free agent now, hoping someone’s ready to give him another chance, though he knows he’s cashed his one lottery ticket.