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We start off with the most suspect of all of the big free-agent signings this offseason, new Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn.
Flynn and the Seahawks agreed on a three-year deal worth $26 million, with $10 million guaranteed.
How did Flynn earn such a nice contract? After playing well in one game. Yup, only one game.
Now, Flynn played outstanding in that one game.
For those who may have forgotten, Flynn started against the Detroit Lions in Week 17 of last season as the Packers rested usual starter Aaron Rodgers. Flynn's stats during said game was completing 31 of 44 passes for 480 yards and six touchdown passes.
Flynn's yardage and touchdowns were both Packers records, which is saying something, as the Packers have almost 100 years of history to look back on.
Not to take anything away from Flynn (I kind of am anyway), but it came against a defense that was ranked No. 23 in total defense and a pass defense that gave up 239 yards per game, only 22nd in the league. Not to mention, the rest of the offense was in there with him.
All of this seems eerily similar to what Rob Johnson was to the Buffalo Bills and what Scott Mitchell was to the Detroit Lions during the 1990s.
Both guys were backups who rarely saw playing time, had one good outing and got huge contracts from teams that desperately needed quarterbacks. Neither Johnson nor Mitchell lived up to the expectations of being the guy under center.
History is not on the side of Mr. Flynn.
Experience will still be an issue for him. He's played in 34 career games, but the vast majority were in garbage time. His big experience came in two games, with the one being the game against Detroit in 2011 and the other coming in 2010 when he nearly defeated the New England Patriots.
He played well in both, but it's hard to give a ton of praise to a guy with essentially two games under his belt.