Thread: Seahawks sign Matt Flynn
03-25-2012, 02:51 AM #31
Having said that, you still haven't answered my question (nor has EJ on facebook), when we going to meet to settle the bet? You going to a game this year?Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
03-25-2012, 03:01 AM #32
Doesn't matter that TJ's is lower in the long run, Flynns is chump change for a starter, just like TJ's was. If Flynn doesn't work out (and judging by the interest everyone else had in him - next to none by the way) it won't cost them much to let him ride the pine behind TJ, just like it won't cost much to let TJ ride the pine behind him.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
03-25-2012, 03:02 AM #33
03-25-2012, 08:35 AM #34
03-25-2012, 09:24 AM #35
Flynn got 19.5 million over 3 years with 10 million guaranteed. Worst case, he walks away with 10 million dollars. Best case, he averages almost 7 million per season.
Jackson got 8 million over 2 years with a 1.5 million dollar signing bonus, with NO guaranteed money. Worst case, he gets the 3.25 million he made last season, best case he averages 4 million per season.
Flynn's AVERAGE is almost the sum of Jackson's contract. His guarantee is worth MORE than Jackson's entire contract. This isn't "chump change", and it would cost the Seachickens at LEAST 10 million dollars to let Flynn ride the pine versus the 4 million it would cost to bench Jackson...that's a HUGE difference. A difference you continually refuse to acknowledge and continually play off as being insignificant.
Kolb, who you've mentioned several times, signed for 63 million over 5 years, with a 10 million dollar signing bonus and 21 million guaranteed. Yes, that was big money. But Kolb also had a lot more experience than Flynn had, and was the heir-apparent in Philly until Vick showed up.
Truth is, here are the 2011 estimated salaries of a few of the Leagues starters...
Peyton Manning_____$23 million dollars * estimated salary
Michael Vick_____Approx. $20 million dollars *estimated salary
Mark Sanchez_____$14.75 million dollars
Ben Roethlisberger _____$14.75 million dollars
Carson Palmer_____$14 million dollars
Tom Brady _____$13 million dollars
Matt Stafford _____$12 million dollars
Matt Ryan _____ $11.25 million dollars
Philip Rivers _____$11.2 million dollars
Tony Romo _____ $11 million dollars
Eli Manning _____ $10 million dollars
Jay Cutler _____ $9 million dollars
Aaron Rodgers _____$8.25 million dollars
Drew Brees _____ $7.3 million dollars
Matt Schaub _____ $6.8 million dollars
By those numbers, Flynn sits right around Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers....Jackson doesn't even make the list.
So stop with the claims of Jackson getting starter money (he didn't) or trying to lowball Flynn's deal (He actually gets starter money). The truth doesn't reflect that at all.
03-27-2012, 02:44 AM #36
Maybe "one season" wont hurt his shoulder's anymore reaching for TJoke's overthrown balls.
03-28-2012, 12:02 PM #37
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03-28-2012, 01:23 PM #38
Philbin, the Dolphins head coach who spent the last four years coaching Flynn in Green Bay, was asked by a reporter today why he didnít pursue Flynn as aggressively as many people thought they would. And Philbin said people who think the Dolphins didnít pursue Flynn aggressively are wrong.
03-29-2012, 06:09 AM #39
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03-29-2012, 07:42 PM #40
So after scooping Flynn while Miami was interested in him the Seahawks staff sat in on a dinner with Tannehill after his proday that the Dolphins were having with him
Dolphins General manager Jeff Ireland, head coach Joe Philbin and player personnel director Brian Gaine all attended today and took Tannehill out to dinner last night. Seahawks General Manager John Schneider, head coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell all attended as well.
Now its one thing to scoop a free agent but now are theying to scoop a guy in the draft and free bread sticks from the phins as well.
This is probably just to push Flynn as well and would have nothing to do with how these guys feel about last years starter right