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Matt Flynn Will Eventually Be Traded

Matt Flynn

Flynn will get his shot to start, someday.

Although the Green Bay Packers are outwardly adamant Matt Flynn will be the team’s second-string quarterback next season, the team will eventually have to trade him.

That could happen sooner, rather than later according to the NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.

The analyst was asked if Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb is the only current NFL player likely to get traded. His response seems to indicate he believes Flynn is next in line to move.

Nope, there will be others. Matt Flynn, perhaps McNabb or Vince Young (though doubtful in both cases because teams could wait for them to get released). At some point things will come to a head with Larry Fitzgerald.

Of course, the Packers can’t do anything until the labor situation is resolved and if that doesn’t happen soon, the chances dwindle the team will move Flynn this year.

The lockout has already eliminated the Packers’ quarterback school and will likely cut into organized team activities and possibly minicamps. The Packers would be prepping and evaluating third-string quarterback Graham Harrell during these activities if they were considering trading Flynn.

Without that luxury, the team is better off sticking with Flynn for another year.

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  1. iltarion April 1, 2011

    Yeah, the labor situation probably means another year for Flynn. Otherwise, I’m fine with trading him. He has developed into a decent QB who obviously can run our system. However, you could see in both games he played that he doesn’t have the arm that Graham Harrell has.

  2. jeremy April 1, 2011

    Flynn is only under contract through 2011. Everyone is assuming the four year mark for free agency returns in the next CBA. If they are going to trade him it will need to happen soon.

  3. Xavier April 1, 2011

    I hope we trade him this season because for a team that just won the superbowl we have quite a lot of needs. Also for a team that just won the superbowl you need more competition for places, we dont want players getting cocky because their world champion.

  4. John April 5, 2011

    I’d like to see him stay, I like the depth we have at the QB position.

  5. Jd April 17, 2011

    Sure, keeping Flynn would be awesome. But you guys realize he is a FA next year right? Getting something out of him sure as hell beats letting him rot on the bench one more year and then getting no compensation for developing him.