The Seattle Seahawks have signed free agent Matt Flynn on a three-year deal.
Flynn, viewed as the top free-agent quarterback before the Indianapolis Colts cut Peyton Manning, has agreed to a contract worth $US26 million.
Financial terms were not disclosed by the Seahawks, who announced the deal on their website.
Flynn, 26, spent the past four seasons as a backup for the Green Bay Packers, playing behind NFL Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers.
Before signing with the Seahawks, Flynn met with the Dolphins in Miami, where former Packers offensive co-ordinator Joe Philbin is now the head coach.
Flynn set franchise records with 480 yards passing and six touchdowns in the Packers’ 2011 regular season finale to boost his career figures of 62 percent pass completion with nine touchdowns and five interceptions.
Seattle signed quarterback Tavaris Jackson last off-season but he had an inconsistent 2011 campaign with 14 passing touchdowns and 13 interceptions and the Seahawks missed the playoffs.
Manning, meanwhile, is still considering which team to sign with after working out for the Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers.
Manning, 35, was cut by the Colts on March 7 after missing the 2011 season following neck-fusion surgery.