After just a few days of training camp, the Seattle Seahawks have already elevated Matt Flynn to starter status after signing him as a free agent this offseason. The Seahawks inked the 27-year-old quarterback to a three-year, $19.5 million deal in March after he spent his first four NFL seasons with the Green Bay Packers.
That means Flynn will likely get the majority of the snaps during the rest of training camp, with rookie Russell Wilson likely backing him up. As a result, Tarvaris Jackson will probably find himself looking for work very soon.
Until Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced that Flynn would be taking the first-team reps on Tuesday, Jackson had been the first quarterback out during offseason practices and in training camp. Carroll claimed that Flynn has been great so far and is doing an excellent job learning the offensive system.
Flynn is likely to play the entire first half for the Seahawks when they face the Tennessee Titans in their preseason opener on Saturday.
If Flynn performs well on Saturday he’ll likely be locked in as the starter for the season opener. The Seahawks didn’t give him all that money to hold a clipboard. He was brought in to take the starting job and it appears he has done just that.
Now all Flynn needs to do is keep it. Good luck kid.