Matt Flynn

The Green Bay Packers needed a little push, apparently. With the New York Giants sniffing around backup quarterback Matt Flynn, the Packers decided it was time to re-sign him.

And so they did.

More on the deal when we get it.

Flynn appeared in five games for the Packers in 2013, returning to the team that drafted him after stops in Seattle, Oakland and Buffalo that did not go well.

He was one of the main reasons the Packers remained in playoff contention as long as they did and ultimately won the division. In those five games, Flynn threw for 1,146 yards, seven touchdowns and four picks.

He also helped author the biggest comeback in Packers’ history in week 15 against Dallas.

Flynn’s re-signing is no guarantee he’ll be Aaron Rodgers’ backup in 2014, of course. The Packers also have Scott Tolzien on the roster and will likely draft a quarterback at some point, next month.

He does provide a known quantity though. That is, can win a football game if Rodgers goes down again.