Green Bay Packers: Three Positions In Need of Reinforcements
Free agents: Matt Flynn
Entering final contract year: Scott Tolzien
The Green Bay Packers have Aaron Rodgers locked up until 2020. This is more of a question of what’s behind Aaron Rodgers?
The Packers got a hard lesson in reality when Rodgers broke his collarbone in 2013. That lesson was, stop dicking around by trying to develop or plug in a bunch of clowns at backup quarterback.
Graham Harrell? B.J. Coleman? Failures.
Seneca Wallace? Unprepared and not really a guy you want to pin your playoff hopes on.
Scott Tolzien? Not ready for prime time.
Matt Flynn? Okay, Matt Flynn came in and did well enough. In fact, Flynn has been the only Packers backup quarterback who’s given the team a chance at victory since Aaron Rodgers was sitting behind Brett Favre.
Of course, now he’s a free agent. We’re betting the Packers will re-sign Flynn and let him compete with Tolzien for the backup job.
On the other hand, it certainly wouldn’t hurt if the team drafted a solid young quarterback (before the seventh round, Ted) to handle this job for at least the next four years.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.