Matt Flynn is No. 2
Matt Flynn is still the Green Bay Packers No. 2 quarterback.
Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed as much on Sunday.
Well, that’s totally understandable. Scott Tolzien, who is now officially the team’s No. 3 quarterback and likely to be inactive on game day, outplayed Flynn during the preseason.
We’d say he outplayed Flynn by a fairly wide margin.
Flynn was 18-of-38 for 232 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in the preseason. Tolzien was 38-of-56 for 477 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
And we’ve gone over and over the fact that the Packers have no downfield passing game with Flynn in the game, while Tolzien can sling it.
Who cares about any of that though.
You could read the tea leaves on this one. Flynn started the final preseason game, even though the two quarterbacks were alternating weeks with the No. 2 offense and it was Tolzien’s turn to start.
We’ve also discussed how the Packers almost always value the veteran, even if he’s mediocre, over the youngster, even when he’s a playmaker. You can add this situation to that list.
But hey, Flynn has won games for the Packers. And in the end we’re only going to care if he actually has to play, something no one wants to see happen.
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