Packers Have Signed Matt Flynn
Hooray! Matt Flynn is a member of the Green Bay Packers again!
The Packers brought Flynn in for a workout on Monday. Word was, they wanted to test him to see if his elbow worked. Apparently it did, because the Packers signed him up after the workout.
Then again, ESPN is saying Flynn still isn’t 100 percent. So, before you start having flashbacks of the final game of 2011, when Flynn threw for a franchise record six touchdowns against Detroit, hold on a second.
First of all, Flynn isn’t going to start. That job has already been delegated to Scott Tolzien.
What we don’t know is this. The Packers will have to release someone to sign Flynn. Yesterday, we speculated that guy might be Seneca Wallace.
Wallace got injured at the end of the Packers’ first series on Sunday. While the Packers may not cut Wallace, they could very well put him on injured reserve. They’ve obviously already moved on from him as the starting quarterback. That was obvious following Sunday’s game, when coach Mike McCarthy named Tolzien the starter before even evaluating Wallace’s health.
So, Flynn will back up Tolzien until Aaron Rodgers is able to return from his collarbone injury.
He’s a guy who has had a lot of success with the Packers in limited opportunities — 2010 against New England and 2011 against Detroit. Only one of those games meant anything, but Flynn can obviously run Mike McCarthy’s system.
Unfortunately, Flynn hasn’t had any success anywhere else. He was beat out by Russell Wilson after signing as a free agent with Seattle. Then he was traded to Oakland before this season and beat out by Terrelle Pryor. The Raiders cut Flynn during the season and then he was signed and cut by the Bills.
Full circle, I guess.
Don’t expect Flynn to save the season, though.
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