That’s right, Matt Flynn has officially chosen Seattle over rejoining his old offensive coordinator Joe Philbin in Miami. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Flynn’s contract is a three year, $19 million deal with $10 million guaranteed and an additional $5 million in performance-based incentives (the original $26 million figure quoted by Adam Schefter included $2 million in what Rotoworld describes as “‘unlikely to be earned’ incentives”). The upcoming training camp competition between Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson should be exciting to watch, especially after the noexistent one last year between Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst. This signing also means that Seattle is probably no longer interested in hosting Alex Smith for a free agent visit unless his 49ers playbook comes along for the ride.
And just in case you want to take a closer look at the Seahawks’ latest acquisition (and you have access to game tape via the NFL’s Replay service or whatnot), Flynn had extensive playing time in two games in 2010, both losses (week 14 versus the Lions and week 15 versus the Patriots), and an impressive six touchdown, 480 yard performance in a win last year against the Lions in week 17.
In other news, David Hawthorne has a visit scheduled with the Lions on Tuesday. As far as I can tell, the Seahawks and Hawthorne have not spoken to each other since free agency began.