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NFL Free Agency: Short-Term Deal for Matt Flynn Is Best, Peter King Suggests

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 01:  Matt Flynn #10 of the Green Bay Packerslooks for a receiver 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)
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Chris CluffCorrespondent IIMarch 15, 2012

As Matt Flynn visits the Seahawks today, Peter King reports that they are "serious about him," and King suggests a short-term deal.

"I'm not talking about paying Flynn big money. That'd be dumb," King tweeted, suggesting a three-year deal worth $20 million and guaranteeing $8 million. "Big money comes when he proves self."

That's great in theory, and the Seahawks probably would go for something like that. Two problems they face: (1) Miami might offer more money and (2) Miami has a clear-cut opening at QB, whereas the Hawks still have Tarvaris Jackson.

We have been high on Flynn since before his record-setting game against Detroit, which we broke down in detail. King is similarly impressed. Aaron Rodgers, who knows something about quarterbacking, recently said Flynn will be a top 15 QB in the league.

We put the odds on Miami from the start, and we'll stick with that—even though Flynn obviously would be a very promising QB if the Hawks could get him.

To read about the Seahawks' ongoing game of NFC North roulette, go Outside The Press Box.

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