Matt Flynn has somehow managed to turn very few above-average attributes into what is now an eight-year NFL career. That in and of itself is amazing.
Here’s something perhaps even more amazing. Matt Flynn expressing disbelief (feigned or otherwise) about Brock Osweiler’s new contract.
Wow I know I'm going to get killed for this and I don't have a lot of room to talk, but this latest QB contract is unbelievable…….. ?
— Matt Flynn (@mflynn3) March 9, 2016
Osweiler got $72 million over four years to leave the Denver Broncos for the Houston Texans, on Wednesday. Osweiler gets this deal despite having started just seven NFL games in four seasons.
You know, a very similar situation to when Flynn signed with the Seattle Seahawks back in 2012, except Flynn had just two NFL starts under his belt at that time.
Nonetheless, the Seahawks gave Flynn $26 million as part of a three-year deal. Flynn never started a game for Seattle, getting beat out by then-rookie Russell Wilson for the No. 1 job. He still pocketed $10 million in guaranteed money as part of that deal.
And you know the rest of the story.
Is Osweiler being overpaid?
We’re going to go with yes, but as Matt Flynn demonstrated, it isn’t about your resume in free agency. It’s often more about your potential.