The Saints Just Signed Matt Flynn To Be A Field Goal Holder And Thus Continues the Strangest Career in NFL History
Okay, so I am not completely sure that's the reason the Saints are signing Matt Flynn. I am sure the botched snap that resulted in a potentially game winning missed field goal came on the lone field goal attempt of the game on Sunday. A field goal attempt that would have been held by backup quarterback Luke McCown if he were healthy. Who knows? Maybe Matt Flynn is like super good at making sure the laces are out? That's the only reason I can think for bringing Flynn on board. One would think an injury that would keep Brees out of the lineup for any period of time would result in calling it quits on the season and giving third round pick Garrett Grayson some much needed experience. On the other hand, something tells me Sean Payton is just stubborn enough to believe that he could turn Matt Flynn into a winning quarterback if, God forbid, he has to take the reigns of this 4-5 defensive dumpster fire. Whatever, either way it's funny to see Matt Flynn get signed to hold field goals. Mostly just because it will always be funny to Matt Flynn signed to do anything on a football field.
Never forget. Matt Flynn, the man who got himself a 3 year, $20 million contract based on a performance in one single game. What a game it was. 480 yards and 6 touchdowns in a contest that meant next to nothing to his team. Maybe the first player to be get such a contract based on such a small sample size and never be given a proportionally sized chance to earn it. How about that luck? A glorified garbage time quarterback that didn't even get the chance to fail in Seattle because they drafted Russell Wilson that year. Got to consider that one a win for both parties involved. Maybe not a win for the Raiders who took on his contract, but hey, up until this year Oakland could ruin a wet dream. Basically Matt Flynn got paid to be a failure, but was never given an extended period of time for which to fail. He got the money that a low end starting quarterback would make but never had to deal with the scrutiny that a bad starting quarterback would have to endure. The man possibly played the system better than anyone else in NFL history considering his talent level. It's for no other reason than that I am glad he joined the Saints. At least when the rest of these bi-polar assholes make me want to cry, I'll always have Matt Flynn's career at. I just pray to God that his career trajectory stays consistent and he never has to play.