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Flynn Won’t Be Traded, For Now

Matt Flynn

Flynn should be riding the pine in Green Bay this year.

Matt Flynn, the Green Bay Packers backup quarterback, has become a hot commodity since he started his first game in December.

Flynn’s name has been tossed around as potential trade bait since then, but Packers general manager Ted Thompson doesn’t have any intention of moving him.

“People are trying to get ahead of themselves, saying this is the logical next step.  That’s not necessarily the logical next step.  He’s on our team,” Thompson said.

“[Flynn’s] future is to be on our team. That’s our plan right now.”

Flynn is obviously a valuable backup, especially considering Aaron Rodgers history of concussions, but the Packers will eventually have to trade him. He’s capable of being a starting quarterback in the NFL and no one with that potential wants to be a career backup.

If the Packers don’t make a move this offseason, expect them to do so next year.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. jeremiah February 28, 2011

    Isn’t he a FA after next year? So we’ll have to tag him with a 2nd rounder, and hope we get it. Or be forced to pay him a few million to sit the bench if nobody wants to give up a 2nd for him.

    If someone offers us a 2nd this year, especially a mid to high second, you move him immediately, without hesitation.

  2. peter February 28, 2011

    with the labor situation it is too hard to trade him now but i see it happening once a deal is in place or during the season

  3. Gary February 28, 2011

    This is a systems QB. Put him in another offense and he probably doesn’t live up to expectations. He had his one game trial and aced it. TT is trying to get more value than what he’s worth. No disrespect to Flynn

  4. nurseratchett March 1, 2011

    So many teams are desperate for a decent QB, it wouldn’t surprise me if some team is chasing Flynn. Although I agree with Gary, taking Flynn vs. a rookie from college is probably a better gamble. However, if the rookie salary cap really does materialize, a rookie might be cheaper.

  5. Randy R March 3, 2011

    Pretty good showing for a 7th round pick, having a QB, sit, learn the system is the way to go instead of being fed to the lions.