Matt Flynn to Seahawks: Seattle's Free-Agency and NFL Draft Plans Clearer

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Matt Flynn to Seahawks: Seattle's Free-Agency and NFL Draft Plans Clearer
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Matt Flynn will instantly come in and compete for the QB job

On March 18, 2012, the Seattle Seahawks finally did what fans have been waiting for since the end of the 2008 season; acquire via the draft or sign the team's next fixture at QB. 

Since 2008, 'Hawks fans have watched Matt Hasselbeck face mounting injuries due to sacks, Seneca Wallace be nothing but a mildly capable backup, Charlie Whitehurst be the worst throwing QB this side of Tim Tebow, and Tarvaris Jackson be decent but still underwhelming.

This offseason, like last offseason, hopes were extremely high that the Seahawks would draft or sign a more permanent fixture at quarterback.  Last year fans were disappointed by the Seahawks being unwilling to go the full nine yards to acquire Kevin Kolb (a good move in hindsight) or move up and draft a guy like Blaine Gabbert (again, a good move). 

So when this offseason's most interesting QB in the non-Peyton division visited the Seahawks and left town without a contract, it was a fairly unsurprising turn of events.  In fact, many even wrote off the Seahawks' chances because Matt Flynn was headed to beautiful Miami and it was unlikely that he would leave the Dolphins facilities without a contract. 

However, it was reported that Miami refused to show Flynn the money, and he instead decided to sign a contract with Seattle.

While Matt Flynn is not guaranteed to start right away—Jackson knows the system better—his presence on the roster dramatically changes what the Seahawks will do in both the draft and free agency from here on out.

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