Matt Flynn impressed by Brock Osweiler’s Matt Flynn act

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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.

17 responses to “Matt Flynn impressed by Brock Osweiler’s Matt Flynn act

  1. 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?

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

  3. 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…

  4. “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.”

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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