I imagine even the Flynn-skeptics wouldn't have a problem with this because it's a cap-friendly deal that allows Flynn to prove himself first, and then make the big bucks.
Personally, I'm absolutely ecstatic about this considering the rumors over what Flynn was looking to get. Very smart signing IMO.
Meh... Imo, we just signed another CBJ, TJax type of a QB... A career backup type of a QB... Needless to say, I won't be going out to purchase his jersey anytime soon...
I'll support him and cheer for him as a our starting QB but my expectations for him aren't very high...
I like Flynn. Don't like that you signed him, but at least it's not Manning.
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What's not to like, he's young but slightly experienced and well trained as a pro. He is familiar with the west coast style O. He sees the whole field and makes quick decisions. He has a solid college pedigree and was a National Champion QB with LSU. He has a quick release and not a hitchy delivery. He is accurate, has a good arm and though his deep ball isn't elite it is good enough to be a weapon commanding respect. His cap cost is reasonable and in fact comparatively low. Best of all he didn't cost the team a draft pick while giving us a QB who has had several years of pro training to allow him to seize the starter's job.
Assessing our options w/o question he was the best available option b/c Manning didn't want to come here. As an aside, save that one in your memory bank going forward, so we can give PM a warm Seattle welcome next time he appears in town. I'm psyched by this addition and finally we have a good young QB with an upside on the team, one who just may turn into the QBOTF.
Great job P&J! He's a very good addition to the team.
Seattle Seahawks, winners of SuperBowl XLVIII, what an amazing season!
It's just hard to get excited about him personally because I really don't expect him to be any better than what we have now... Cap friendly deal? Of course it is... Prop's to mgmt for making this deal... A three year deal is a bit easier to swallow than a 5 year deal...
If we dont' draft a QB this year, I won't be very happy with the signing of Flynn...
Last edited by Anointed One; 03-19-2012 at 03:25 PM.
I think Flynn's ceiling is somewhere in that Mattie H. range. Not elite, but good enough to get who where you need to go. I think jammer overrates his arm and deep ball a bit. I wouldn't say his arm is "good" even now, although its good enough, and I don't think anyone is going to respect his deep ball. But what he does have is very good field IQ, excellent accuracy, and a competitive drive.
He reminds me a bit of Hass, actually. Even his sideline/locker room demeanor is reported to be very clown-ish. Matt probably had a slightly better arm, but I think Flynn probably will take less chances because of his weakness there.
I understand mgmt's plan and I can't fault them for it... On offense, get a solid running game, build the OL and bring in a game manager at the QB position...
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