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Matt Flynn impressed by Brock Osweiler’s Matt Flynn act

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 12:  Quarterback Matt Flynn #10 of the Green Bay Packers takes part in warmups before his team met the Miami Dolphins in a game at Sun Life Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) Getty Images

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 millionĀ 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.

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17 Responses to “Matt Flynn impressed by Brock Osweiler’s Matt Flynn act”
  1. Japansen says: Mar 10, 2016 6:43 AM

    isn’t this the same guy tied with Favre for most TDs in a game?

  2. lastnameiswilson says: Mar 10, 2016 7:13 AM

    Yea Matt, but RUSSELL not only beat you for the starting job…he took it from you with authority! You are an afterthought in Seattle! How is the sore elbow by the way?

  3. amishninjas says: Mar 10, 2016 7:39 AM

    Perhaps he’s referring to the 36 million the Eagles gave to Chase Daniels to be a backup.

  4. letsgolos says: Mar 10, 2016 7:45 AM

    You sure he’s not talking about Chase Daniel?

  5. yooperman says: Mar 10, 2016 7:47 AM

    The law of supply and demand. Matt found a nice market niche.
    Have arm, will travel.

  6. thegrey7 says: Mar 10, 2016 7:47 AM

    If you are Flynn… why even make that comment?

  7. bmorepositive123 says: Mar 10, 2016 8:01 AM

    Flynn’s been mentioned a lot in the past day (and rightfully so)… but I still think Kolb fleeced AZ more than Flynn did. Haven’t heard his name much at all…

  8. mmmpierogi says: Mar 10, 2016 8:08 AM

    Whether it’s Matt Flynn saying it or anyone else, he’s right. Four years for $72 mil? Who is Osweiler’s agent — Joe Linta?

  9. jayhawk6 says: Mar 10, 2016 8:21 AM

    “Heā€™s an unrestricted free agent now, hoping someoneā€™s ready to give him another chance, though he knows heā€™s cashed his one lottery ticket.”

    In some quarters, he would qualify as a multiple lottery winner.

  10. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 10, 2016 8:34 AM

    A lot of teams can learn from how we do things in New England. Not to let players fleece your organization is part of being a great franchise.

  11. rhamrhoddy says: Mar 10, 2016 8:39 AM

    With no additional context, Chase Daniel could be Flynns target here.

  12. angrylionsfan says: Mar 10, 2016 8:51 AM

    Osweiler reminds me very much of Flynn and Kolb. A QB with a few good games and a very limited sample of work that is getting grossly overpaid on an opportunistic contract by a desperate team.

    The fact that he showed a lack of interest in and bolted from a super bowl winning team with a lights out Defense tells me he’s definitely trying to cash in.

  13. NFL Sage says: Mar 10, 2016 9:32 AM

    $18 mil/year for Bradford or Osweiler? How many are killing Ozzie for paying Flacco $22 mil now?

  14. papatoad says: Mar 10, 2016 10:53 AM

    He won’t keep getting paid with stupid comments like that. Shows lack of maturity.

  15. judsonjr says: Mar 10, 2016 1:04 PM

    Remember when 98 year old Terrell Owens was dropping Flynn’s TD passes in Seattle’s preseason? Pepperidge Farms remembers.

  16. milkcan44 says: Mar 10, 2016 1:45 PM

    There are many more knuckelheads than Flynn who got paid handsomely and never did anything (anybody remember Albert Haynesworth or Jeff George). At least he was a good teammate, and probably a good coach some day.

  17. rogstew2 says: Mar 12, 2016 9:21 AM

    At least Flynn had 2 impressive starts under his belt.

    What has Osweiller done?

    Got benched din favor of a old man with no arm left…

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