Matt Flynn had a great comeback on Twitter regarding his former contract with the Seattle Seahawks.
On Tuesday, former NFL quarterback Matt Flynn reacted to the league’s current COVID outbreak that has led quarterbacks like Carson Wentz and Jared Goff, among others, to be sidelined.
That’s when a Twitter user replied to Flynn’s tweets with an attempted jab, saying, “remember when Seattle gave u all that money”.
For his part, Flynn had the best comeback:
Honestly, signing a $20.5 million contract does sound awesome.
Matt Flynn loved the Seahawks giving him all that money
For context, the Seattle Seahawks signed quarterback Matt Flynn to a three-year, $20.5 million contract during the 2012 offseason.
Flynn was selected in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, where he spent four seasons as their backup quarterback. He started the Packers’ final game of the 2011 season and had a historically great performance with 480 yards and six touchdowns.
Those statistics remain in the Packers’ history books. Flynn’s six passing touchdowns are tied for the single-game franchise record; Aaron Rodgers had six passing touchdowns against the Chicago Bears in 2014. In addition, the 480 passing yards are tied for the franchise’s single-game record; coincidentally, Rodgers also had 480 passing yards against Washington in 2013.
Following that start, Flynn hit the free-agent market and the Seahawks took a chance on his upside. However, he ended up losing the starting quarterback job to a rookie named Russell Wilson, who turned out to be pretty good.
Flynn was traded to the Oakland Raiders about a year later. He played for the Raiders, Packers, and Buffalo Bills during the 2013 season recording a combined 1,392 passing yards, eight touchdown passes, and five interceptions. He last played in the NFL in 2015 with the New Orleans Saints.