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NFL News: Matt Flynn lands in Seattle

Any lasting dreams of having Matt Flynn come to the Browns should have been dashed days ago. But just in case you had a little bit of hope left, today you can let it go completely.

Adam Schefter reports that Matt Flynn has agreed to a 3-year deal for $26 million with $10 million guaranteed.

So stop wondering if Matt Flynn is “the answer” for the Browns. If he is a good quarterback, the Browns will never have a chance to get him ever again.

It really seems like the Browns were going to either be Colt McCoy’s team or RG3’s team and nobody else’s.

[Poll: Would you have given Matt Flynn that deal to come to the Browns?]

  • Billthehammer

    Don’t know what’s worse. My hangover from St. patty’s or the Browns offseason plans

  • MrCleaveland

     Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!

  • Jewpants

    Woo hoo! No RGIII, no Flynn, and as long as they don’t take RB Richardson with the 4th or QB Tannehall anytime, I’ll be happy

  • Thoughtlessclown

    Craig breaks the bad news and basically tells Browns fans to get over it. Thanks. 

  • 216in614

    I really don’t think Flynn has anything on McCoy other than getting to play a game with the Packers and Aaron Rodgers weapons.

  • 216in614

    Exactly…

  • cmm13

    Cleveland Browns FA period > Miami Dolphins FA period.

  • gren

    He had one thing to most of us in Cleveland that McCoy didn’t, hope.

  • TSR3000

    Richardson and a WR in round one. Mark it, Jewpants.

  • I didn’t tell anyone to “get over it.” Just said it is all over now whether you like it or not. You don’t have to like it and you are welcome to complain. Still, it is all over.

  • We are competing with the bottom of the barrel with Miami but I think we have them beat.

    And that’s really sad.

  • He also broke two Green Bay records in one game, and this was on a team with Brett Farve and Aaron Rodgers on the roster at one time…also Bart Starr.

  • Well said.

  • Browns offensive plan rivals Jimmy Dimora’s defense “plan.” 

    We are in such sorry straits.  May we someday have some competent people at the helm.

  • floydrubino

    In a year where it will be the last time you can sign free agents this easily and they are doing nothing. It starts with Randy Lerner’s incompetence as an owner and it trickles down to the whole franchise. The only thing I’m thinking is that they are waiting for the dust to settle to buy low on some of these guys. Nothing has changed with Holmgren here Lerner just wanted to buy Holmgrens reputation so he can use him as a patsy and have more excuses why the team stinks. The team stinks because there is no one steering the ship.

  • Team Brady

    “So stop wondering if Matt Flynn is ‘the answer’ for the Browns. If he is a good quarterback, the Browns will never have a chance to get him ever again.”  Are you drunk or just being overly dramatic here?  It’s a 3-year contract.  Just saying.

  • Roosevelt

    It is not this move that will make the Browns terrible for another ten years. It’s the cumulative effect of the entire organization being completely disinterested. Flynn wasn’t the answer, but 4-12 is not the answer either; nor is Rucker or the other guy they signed. Holmgren is paid to know what to do, and nothing is not it. 

  • Thoughtlessclown

    I apologize for that comment. Just a little bitter after this news. 

  • Hetz

    “Holmgren is paid to know what to do, and nothing is not it.”

    Yes.  Can’t say as I was fired up to get Flynn, but the lack of action for a talent-challenged team with cap space is frusting.  I could do nothing for much cheaper than they pay Holmgren.

  • Very well said.  Of course you are correct.  These guys think they are untouchable.  It’s frustrating as a fan of this franchise to see them laughing about “I may not be here” and pulling on people’s heart-strings.

  • Very well said.  Of course you are correct.  These guys think they are untouchable.  It’s frustrating as a fan of this franchise to see them laughing about “I may not be here” and pulling on people’s heart-strings.

  • Robbie

    Relieved.  Didn’t see this guy as being the savior.

  • Robbie

    Relieved.  Didn’t see this guy as being the savior.

  • Psaid2

    No one will come to Cleveland unless they over pay for a mediocre player like the two jokes they got. Living in Cincinnati (yet still a Browns fan) I tell you no one is saddened by the loss of Rucker. Richardson is a stretch = he will not be playing behind  a dominant Alabama OL if in Cleveland and everyone can fill the box on Def due to no strtch the field player. He will get banged up and done within 3 years. Inexperience oa WR = young QB = bad OL. That’s why we lose 13-6 games and will continue to do spo. 

  • Mark

    So clear Flynn was better than both Rodgers and Favre. Got it.

  • cmm13

    Cleveland Browns do not sign 7th round draft pick backup in Free Agency….depression ensues, film at 11pm.

  • Never said that.  I said what was true, he did break their records in one game.

    He may be a bust.  You have to take risks in life at times.  If you’re doing nothing you’re dying.

    The Browns, thus far, have done nothing.

  • Roosevelt

    How about Cleveland Browns do not sign anyone and also let two of their borderline competent players walk without a way to replace them, while they have 25 Mil in cap space, film at 11. Is that more reasonable? 

  • InitForLife

    Richardson with the 6th or 8th overall.
    WR or Chase if he’s there at 22.
    WR or RT with 37.
    Weeden with 2rd rounder aquired in trade with Rams or Dolphins.
    1st time poster.  Long time Browns fan.

  • InitForLife

    Richardson with the 6th or 8th overall.
    WR or Chase if he’s there at 22.
    WR or RT with 37.
    Weeden with 2rd rounder aquired in trade with Rams or Dolphins.
    1st time poster.  Long time Browns fan.

  • Mark

    Should teams have taken a risk in Jerome Harrison after he broke rushing records in the KC game?

    It’s one game. You can’t over rate it. You watch the film, evaluate what he is and make a decision on if that player can help you out as opposed to another player on your team or in the draft. Look, Flynn was an enigma to me. Yes, he looked great in that game. But so did Kelly Holcomb vs Pittsburgh. Picking him up would have been very consistent with how Holmgren has acquired his QBs before (Favre, Hasselbeck). So clearly, the process of getting Flynn didn’t scare him away and nor did the price. H&H looked at him and said “no.” Time will tell if it was the right decision.

  • Russ

    No way to replace them? Is free agency over and the draft cancelled this year? Just because we didn’t walk out the store with the top top-dollar items doesn’t mean we’re not going to fill the positions and field a decent team this year.

    If you want top-dollar fools gold, go root for the Redskins.

  • Roosevelt

    There may be a way to replace them, but we would have had trouble filling the holes we already had using the draft. 
    Look, I don’t care how they plan to act. I just want results. They were 4-12 last year, a game WORSE than the year before. If we take the promise of incremental improvement, then we’ll be what, 6-10 this year, with a series of rookies that will hopefully be as good as their previous draft classes? That’s going to be 6-10 in YEAR THREE of the new regime.  At what point can we hope for something grand, like, you know, 8-8? There is no superstar WR in this draft, and we are not getting the superstar QBs. So we’re looking forward to 2013 – coming off a 6-10 year, breaking in a rookie QB. Now we’re at year four of the new regime, hoping for the 8-8 record. You know, we don’t even have to try to improve. We can wait for Roethlisberger and Flacco to retire and we’ll be better by default. Except wait, it’s only the Browns who take find a quality replacement when one leaves. Other teams just do it on the fly. 

  • Kunal

     I think his point is that if he is a good quarterback then Seattle won’t let him leave after those 3 years and will extend him.  If he sucks, ya he’ll be on the market again soon, but why would we want him?

  • Nobody

    Any thoughts about Alex Smith?  It sounds like he’s not coming back to the Niners…

  • Hypno_Toad

    Honestly not worried. I found myself trying to psyche myself up for Flynn more often then I did actually believe he was the answer to anything here. 

    Either that or I’m enjoying the 75 degree sunny weather and can’t get mad about the Browns right now…

  • Hypno_Toad

    I’d rather take a chance on him than Flynn. He has shown he can do it over a whole season.

  • Kildawg

     I think Chase Minnifield will be available at 37. I expect the Browns to trade down to a desperate team like Miami, possibly one of those NFC West teams not named SF, or a team that wants that ‘final piece’ like Tenn if they land No. 18.

  • TSR3000

     Someday you will be glad we never got Flynn or RG3.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I listened to Reggie Rucker say on Sports Sunday last night how the Browns weren’t going to do anything and had no plan on doing anything other then building through the draft.  I know we all knew this here but what made me laugh out loud was when he said that once the team was rebuilt and strong in multiple areas then, most likely, the Browns would probably go after that big name.  Um yea, I’ve heard this plan before for in fact it was just this winter with the Cleveland Indians! 

  • Keith16

    Well why didn’t Flynn sign with Miami??  His OC is the HC there or is there something that the new HC knows about Flynn and thus didn’t sign him, it seemed like a match made in heaven, for Flynn to be reunited with his former OC at Green Bay.  So maybe in this case the Browns were smart not to sign Flynn.