GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 01: Matt Flynn #10 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on January 1, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 45-41. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Matt Flynn Agrees To 3-Year Deal With Seattle Seahawks

Matt Flynn chose the Seattle Seahawks, agreeing to a three-year deal on Sunday.

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Matt Flynn Signs 3-Year Deal With Seattle Seahawks

After bouncing between the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn has made his decision. On Sunday, Flynn signed a three-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. Flynn was part of the game of quarterback roulette going on recently, with Peyton Manning, Alex Smith and others all wheeling around looking for new homes.

The financial terms come from ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Seahawks later confirmed they have reached an agreement with Flynn, though terms were not disclosed.

Seattle has been looking for a long-term answer at quarterback after signing Tarvaris Jackson during the fast-paced free agency period following the lockout. Jackson appeared to be seen as more of a stop-gap, with Seattle biding its time while exploring other options through the draft or, perhaps, free agency.

Flynn has shown well when given the chance, but has been, until now, a career backup, playing behind Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. What the Seahawks are getting is a bit of an unknown, but at these financial terms it seems like a risk worth taking.

For more on Flynn and his next team, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For more on the Seahawks, head over to the SB Nation blog Field Gulls.

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Alex Smith Reportedly Visiting Miami Dolphins

Seemingly spurned by the 49ers, free agent quarterback Alex Smith is reportedly visiting with the Miami Dolphins Sunday.

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Matt Flynn Not Offered Contract Following Visit With Seattle Seahawks

Matt Flynn visited with the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday. According to Dave Mahler of KJR in Seattle, Flynn left the visit without a contract offer. Despite the Seahawks' desire to pick up a free agent quarterback this offseason, they will apparently be looking elsewhere to add help under center.

Flynn was considered perhaps the hottest quarterback commodity in free agency prior to Peyton Manning's release from the Indianapolis Colts. Flynn is already visiting with the Miami Dolphins following his visit with Seattle. The Dolphins have reportedly been ruled out of the Manning sweepstakes.

It isn't clear whether the Seahawks ever thought Flynn might have what it takes to be a franchise quarterback. For now, the team appears to be taking a wait-and-see approach to addressing the quarterback position.

For more on Flynn and his next team, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For more on the Seahawks, head over to the SB Nation blog Field Gulls. Check out The Phinsider for everything Dolphins.

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Free Agent Matt Flynn Plans Visit With Miami Dolphins

Free agent quarterback Matt Flynn isn't getting quite as much attention on the open market as some thought he would. Flynn, the former Green Bay Packers QB, has visited the Seattle Seahawks. According to ESPN, Flynn's next stop will be Miami, where the Dolphins hopes of landing Peyton Manning are "dwindling."

Flynn's former offensive coordinator in Green Bay, Joe Philbin, happens to be the Dolphins' new head coach. Philbin knows Flynn better than anyone, so he should have the best assessment of what the former LSU signal-caller can do for the franchise. Absent Manning, Flynn is the best available quarterback on the market. It's clear the Dolphins are intent on adding a quarterback, even if that's not Manning.

Flynn's only known suitors at this point are the Seahawks and Dolphins, with Seattle being his only visit. Pre-free agency speculation connected Flynn to the Cleveland Browns, but they were apparently never interested.

For more on Flynn and his next team, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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Matt Flynn's First Free Agent Visit Is With Seattle Seahawks

One of the prizes of the 2012 NFL free agency period is visiting the Seattle Seahawks. ESPN reports that former Green Bay Packers QB Matt Flynn will be visiting Seattle on Thursday night into Friday morning. It's the first known visit for him in free agency.

The Seahawks wanted to visit with Peyton Manning (but he declined) so we know they want to upgrade their quarterback situation. Absent signing Flynn, Seattle could also look to the draft.


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Flynn is one of the hot commodities on the free agent market because some view him as a potential starter. It's believed he could command a contract similar to the one Kevin Kolb received last year (six years, $65 million).

Who else is in on Flynn?

The Browns reportedly aren't interested despite reports that they were. Many felt Cleveland would be a team that pursues but apparently not.

The Dolphins head coach is Joe Philbin, Flynn's former offensive coordinator in Green Bay. They make some sense and if they lose out on the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, he could be an option.

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Browns Not In On Matt Flynn, According To Report

Contrary to a previous report, the Cleveland Browns are asserting that they have not made a contract offer to free-agent quarterback Matt Flynn. The Browns, along with the Jacksonville Jaguars, had both reportedly been swapping offers with Flynn, who is expected to attract a salary in the $8 million a year range.

That the Browns might be pursuing a player like Flynn, though, does not seem so outlandish. Their offense was among the most anemic in the league, ranking 30th in points scored per game (13.6), 29th in yards per game (288.8) and 24th in passing yards per game (193.1). Colt McCoy was their starter last year and had a middling 74.6 passer rating.

Flynn only made one start last year, but it was an impressive one. In the final game of the season, the Green Bay Packers backup threw for 480 yards and tossed six touchdowns.

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Matt Flynn Race Coming Down To Dolphins And Browns

NFL free agency is already running wild. The free agent season opened on Tuesday and the courting of players is in full swing. Many teams are attempting to line up meetings with players or offer them contracts right away. One of the players who is attempting to be lured by at least a couple of teams is Matt Flynn.

Flynn served as the backup quarterback for the Green Bay Packers since being drafted by the team in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft. Last season, he famously started a late-season game over regular starter (and NFL Most Valuable Player) Aaron Rodgers and set all-time Packers records with 480 passing yards and six touchdowns in Green Bay's Jan. 1, 2012, win over the Detroit Lions.

Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel is reporting that both the Miami Dolphins and the Cleveland Browns are negotiating with Flynn as of Tuesday evening. Both teams are expected to exchange contract offers with Flynn's agent.

For all news and information regarding Matt Flynn and the Green Bay Packers, check out Acme Packing Company. For updates and perspective on the Miami Dolphins, please visit The Phinsider. For lots more on the Cleveland Browns, head on over to Dawgs By Nature. For complete coverage of the free agent season, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NFL free agency hub.

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Free Agent Matt Flynn May Wait On Peyton Manning

While most of the free agent quarterback focus on where Peyton Manning will sign, the next best quarterback on the market is Matt Flynn, who could be waiting on Peyton Manning to sign before he makes his choice on which team he will play for in 2012. Flynn is expected to have plenty of suitors, but according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, Flynn could wait it out.

Though it would seem that the Dolphins would risk losing Flynn by waiting for a decision from Manning, the Flynn camp realizes that the number of offers, and the value of those offers, for Flynn likely will increase if Manning is off the market, according to a source.

So unless Flynn receives a mind-blowing offer at the start of free agency, he might wait a few days for Manning to make a decision.

While Flynn would be smart to wait for the quarterback market to thin out with Manning finally picking a team, no one knows how long that will be. A team could sweep in and offer Flynn a massive contract while other teams are fighting over Manning.

For more free agency updates, head to SB Nation's Packers blog, Acme Packing Company.

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Packers Free Agency 2012: Matt Flynn Heads To New Team

The Green Bay Packers were the favorites to win the Super Bowl in 2011, making it two in a row, and it looked as if they were going to go undefeated throughout the regular season as they won 13 straight games before losing their only game of the 2011 season. They were on a roll, but in the end it didn't matter as they were knocked out of the playoffs in their first game by the eventual league champions, the New York Giants.

The Packers are in good shape heading into 2012. They re-signed tight end Jermichael Finley which means that the only big named free agents that are likely to leave the team are quarterback Matt Flynn, running back Ryan Grant and center Scott Wells. It was originally thought that the team may use the franchise tag on Flynn and then trade him, but that wasn't the case as the Packers decided not to use their tag this year.

When it comes to players that the Packers may bring in from the outside, they probably won't make a huge splash in free agency. For one, they don't have a ton of money to spend, and two, they have enough talent to win the division as they are. With Scott Wells likely leaving, it has been reported that the team is interested in signing soon-to-be former Texans center Chris Myers. The Packers won't any much noise in free agency.

For more free agency updates, head to SB Nation's Packers blog, Acme Packing Company.

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Matt Flynn Doesn't Receive Franchise Tag; Free Agency Bound

After four years as a backup quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, Matt Flynn will leave the team and test the free agent waters. There were rumors that the team would slap Flynn with the franchise tag and attempt to trade him, but the franchise tag salary for a quarterback made that too big of a risk. The Packers are not in serious salary cap trouble, but are close enough to the cap that they could not afford to gamble on Flynn, and they would have been in trouble if they were unable to move him.

Flynn will hit the free agent market on March 13, and he's going to at least catch the eye of a number of teams who are in the market for a starting quarterback. His impressive performances against the New England Patriots in 2010 and against the Detroit Lions in 2011 will mean that there are likely a couple of teams willing to give him a chance to win a starting job. Flynn started the Packers' last game of the regular season in 2011 and threw a franchise record six touchdown passes.

For more on Flynn and the Pack, head over to Green Bay Packers blog Acme Packing Company.

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