The details of Matt Flynn’s new one-year deal with the Packers have been released, and really, they come with no surprises. Flynn, who went 2-2 in four starts last season, will make just $730,000 in base salary this year, including a $75k signing bonus, a $25k workout bonus, and a per game active roster bonus of up to $138,125.
However, there are some incentives that exist in Flynn’s contract that stipulate that he will earn monetary incentives if he plays more than 55 percent of the snaps in a game and the Packers win. The team would also need to make the playoffs the incentive to be met.
On the other end of the things, the Packers have some protection against injury, which is a good thing considering Flynn’s recent history. If the former seventh-round pick from LSU ends up on injured reserve this season, his salary would be reduced down to just $500,000.
Even if Flynn meets all of his incentives, he will count just $1,068,125 against Green Bay’s salary cap
It certainly looks like the Pack got a good deal done with this guy. He’s a solid backup, (either that or he just seems better since his alternative is Scott Tolzein) but here, as with every case of free agency, you gotta make sure not to overpay too much, especially in a league with a salary cap.
Contract numbers are courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.