Hey, the Packers Can Now Re-Sign Matt Flynn

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Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn

The Matt Flynn era in Oakland is over. The Raiders released Flynn today.

How far has this guy fallen? Pretty far and pretty fast.

Flynn left the Green Bay Packers as a free agent after he set the team’s all-time single-game passing mark in a meaningless 2011 season finale. Flynn signed with Seattle and got himself a pretty nice contract in the process, but then he got beat out by Russell Wilson for the starting job.

Prior to this season, Seattle traded Flynn to Oakland, where former Packers exec Reggie McKenzie is the GM. They gave up a fifth-round pick and installed Flynn as their starter. After some disappointing preseason performances, the Raiders handed their quarterback job to Terrelle Pryor.

Earlier this season, Pryor missed a game because of a concussion and Flynn played so badly — a pick and three fumbles — that the Raiders demoted him to third string after the performance.

It seems doubtful another team is going to give Flynn a chance to start, which makes it logical for him to return to Green Bay to be Aaron Rodgers’ caddy.

The question is, do the Packers want him?

Veteran Seneca Wallace is currently Rodgers’ backup and Flynn’s confidence can’t be terribly high right now. On the other hand, he obviously knows the offense and he’s shown he can run it successfully.

It would seem like the Packers would have a better chance to win with Flynn than they would with Wallace.

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13 Comments on "Hey, the Packers Can Now Re-Sign Matt Flynn"

  1. GBslacker

    Geez, I wanted to get in this guy’s camp…
    I was thinking he didn’t get a fair shake in Seattle or Oakland…

    But after watching Matt Flynn against Washington, I thought he sucked.

    His throws were late.

    I saw no throws that stretched the field – just dink/dunk.

    His throws compromised the receiver’s health.

    There was no timing with his passes; he was playing pitch/catch if someone was open.

    His pocket awareness stunk; some of his sacks were unnecessary.

    For as immobile as he is, he’s got to know when to chuck it — to save the sack and the even shittier down-n-distance.

    I sensed no urgency on his behalf, as in before the half, when they should have been in hurry-up mode — seemed lackadaisical.

    A good game against an eliminated team with a crappy secondary does not portend quality play in more exigent circumstances.

    Had he put something together in the game against WAS, he could’ve been back in the hunt for a starting position. His performance was woeful and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Packers stand pat.

  2. Shawn Iltarion

    I don’t think Flynn got a fair shake in Seattle. I think Carroll wanted the guy he drafted to be the starter.

    I don’t hold Oakland against him. Suckage is contagious in Oakland. Just ask Randy Moss.

    We KNOW Flynn can run our system and win games for us. Bringing him back makes complete sense, especially since it would be on Seattle and Oakland’s dime.

  3. ferris

    He never had a chance in Oakland. That O-Line is as bad as it gets. Pryor has success because he can run, or has to run just to get off a throw.

  4. Richard Cranium

    Like the packers line is really that much better? With the exception of last week, very surprisingly, AR has had happy feet every week too.

  5. vj

    He would be one of the wealthier 3rd string QBs out there if re-signed wouldn’t he? If you included his bonus money he received already…he should be a bargain salary-wise.

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