SEATTLE, WA (The Spread) – The Seattle Seahawks have a new quarterback but thus far, Matt Flynn has yet to have an effect on his new team’s Super Bowl odds.
The Seahawks signed the 26-year-old free agent quarterback to a three-year, $19 million contract with $10 million guaranteed. There was an initial report that the Seahawks gave Flynn $26 million but the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that his base contract is “just” $19 million.
Flynn attracted attention from multiple teams this spring after he completed 31-of-44 passes while throwing for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a 45-41 win over the Lions in Week 17 last year. He’s been a career backup with the Packers after he was selected in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
According to oddsmakers the Seahawks’ current odds to win the 2013 Super Bowl are 50/1, which are the same odds they had before they signed Flynn. The Hawks are also 25/1 to win the NFC championship game next season, although these odds are subject to change obviously.
For the season straight year the Seahawks finished with a 7-9 record, although last year they weren’t as fortunate to reach the postseason like they did in 2010. Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst had their share of issues from under center, prompting the Seahawks to be aggressive this offseason when it came to finding a quarterback. They beat Miami to the punch for Flynn, who had reportedly received an offer from the Dolphins before heading to Seattle.Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!