He was regarded as the second best free-agent quarterback on the market. I'm not quite sure why since he hasn't proven anything, but nonetheless many people regarded him as the No. 2 guy on the market behind Peyton Manning. The Seattle Seahawks agreed that he was a top free-agent quarterback as they signed Matt Flynn to a three-year deal worth $26 million, $10 million of which is guaranteed.
As a backup in Green Bay, Flynn learned under one of the top gun slingers in the game today in Aaron Rodgers. Even though Flynn played well in his brief opportunities, but that still doesn't mean he is a sure thing as an NFL starting quarterback. As with any signing, it's a gamble. Flynn signing with Seattle is no different.