Matt Flynn will get his chance to be a starting quarterback with the Seattle Seahawks.
Flynn, the former backup to Aaron Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers, agreed to a multiyear contract with the Seahawks.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, although ESPN reported it could be worth $26 million, including $10 million guaranteed.
The Miami Dolphins had been considered the favorite for Flynn after naming Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin as their head coach.
Instead, Flynn will follow the path of Matt Hasselbeck, who wound up in Seattle after serving as Brett Favre's backup in Green Bay.
Flynn turned in a spectacular performance in his only start last season, throwing for 480 yards and six touchdowns - both franchise records - in a 45-41 win over Detroit.
A seventh-round draft choice out of Louisiana State in 2008, Flynn also impressed while subbing for an injured Rodgers in a 31-27 loss at New England in 2010, throwing for 251 yards and three touchdowns.