During his visit with the Seahawks last week, free-agent quarterback Matt Flynn asked who wore No. 15. That was Flynn’s number in college while playing at LSU.
That wasn’t his number during four seasons with the Packers.
“I couldn’t wear it in Green Bay because of a little guy named Bart Starr,” Flynn cracked during a conference call interview today – referring, of course, to the Hall of Fame QB who led the Packers to three NFL championships as well as victories in the first two Super Bowls.
With the Seahawks, that number belonged to Doug Baldwin, who led the team in receptions during his rookie season. But it will now go to Flynn, who agreed to terms on Sunday, thanks to an assist from general manager John Schneider.
“He texted Doug and Doug called me,” Flynn said. “Doug is a great guy. He was a lot of fun to talk to. He was great about it. He said he was happy to do it and it was no problem.”
Don’t feel too sorry for Baldwin, however, because he’ll now get the No. 89 that used to belong to tight end John Carlson, who signed with the Vikings in free agency last week. Baldwin wore No. 89 at Stanford.
“I’m excited to go back to 15,” said Flynn, who wore No. 10 with the Packers. “It was my college number, and a number that I loved.”