Matt Flynn has in two years gone from Green Bay, where he holds the single-game passing yardage record; to Seattle, where Russell Wilson beat him out for a job; to Oakland, where Terrelle Pryor did the same; and now to Buffalo, which has tried and failed with eight predecessors this year.
Here’s a neat table to illustrate the last point (h/t Reddit):
BUT THAT’S ONLY EIGHT INCLUDING MATT FLYNN.
Taken as a whole, this is a veritable “who’s who” of sub-mediocrity. Consider it the Chicago Bears from 1998-2008 crammed into one glorious offseason/season.
If you aggregate the collective 2012 statistics of this Kevin Seifert list, you end up with a quarterback who went 152-of-257 for 1556 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions.
And if you’re the graphics-lovin’ type, here’s how passing yards were distributed among those eight quarterbacks last season:
So not only has Buffalo been held back by injuries, but it has been weathering its quarterback transitions with limited experience and career backups.
All of which makes Matt Flynn the perfect signing.