Matt Flynn was a backup with the Green Bay Packers for the first four years of his career, but in 2012 he was in position to test free agency.
At that point, Flynn had started two NFL games. But the Seattle Seahawks took a shot on him, signing Flynn to a three-year, $26 million deal with $10 million guaranteed. Flynn lost the starting job to Russell Wilson and ended up throwing nine total passes as a member of the Seahawks.
Wow I know I'm going to get killed for this and I don't have a lot of room to talk, but this latest QB contract is unbelievable........ 😮— Matt Flynn (@mflynn3) March 9, 2016
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Ed Werder, Osweiler received a four-year, $72 million deal with $37 million guaranteed. He has spent four seasons in Denver and has just seven career starts under his belt.
Flynn knows what it's like to be in that position, but he probably wishes his chance at free agency would have come four years later.