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Giants are Showing Interest in Matt Flynn

Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn

The New York Giants were supposedly interested in several of the Green Bay Packers free agents after they signed Ben McAdoo, the Packers’ quarterbacks coach last season, to become their offensive coordinator. The list — again, supposedly — started with center Evan Dietrich-Smith, tight end Andrew Quarless and running back James Starks. They failed to sign any of those guys, so how about backup quarterback Matt Flynn?

Sure, why the hell not?! The Daily News says the Giants have reached out to Flynn, although they haven’t scheduled a workout or done much of anything else.

The Gints — yes, I did that on purpose — need another body around while Eli Manningface recovers from whatever injury is giving him Manningface this spring.

Manningface alert!

Eli Manning face

The Gints currently have Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib on the roster. Why they’d need to sign Flynn or Vikings retread Josh Freeman, who’s also on the reached-out-to list, is beyond us.

It sounds like they just want another guy around until training camp and then they’ll cut him. So if you’re Flynn or Freeman, why would you want to be that guy?

Collect a check, I guess.

This also raises the question of whether the Packers intend on re-signing Flynn. Mike McCarthy wants him back and it’s not like anyone is banging down Flynn’s door. The Packers obviously could have done their cheap-ass deal with Flynn by now if they wanted to.

Since they haven’t, you’ve got to wonder if they’re going to bring him back at all.

An educated guess tells me the draft will dictate that.

McCarthy has also said he wants to draft a quarterback. If the Packers get a guy who can be a legitimate NFL backup, then there’s no reason to re-sign Flynn. Draft Guy can come in and compete with Scott Tolzien for the No. 2 job.

No QB in the draft for the Packers, then welcome back Matt Flynn.

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. Sean April 11, 2014

    Ooooo we could get a 6th or 7th round draft choice if he leaves! Think of the possibilities!

  2. Phatgzus April 11, 2014

    IF they get an NFL-calibre QB? Big fan of TTs but he hasn’t exactly torn it up when it comes to back-up QBs (Flynnyboy and that’s it). Do you remember last season? The Giglettes can go sit on a rusty piece of rebae, if they’re at all interested, it’s probably just to drive up his price, and Big Whitey don’t play that game.

    Let them stick with Elly and his chronic case of suckitis.

  3. Lynn Fuckin' Dickey April 11, 2014

    goddamnit giants quit trying to steal our players

  4. K.L. April 11, 2014

    I don’t mind if Flynn goes as long as we can get a guy like Zach Mettenberger or Logan Thomas in the draft. If neither of those work out, we will see how Scott Tolzien performs with a full training camp under his belt.

  5. Nacho dan April 11, 2014

    The real question is what team is going to “reach out” to Brett next?

  6. Abe Frohman April 11, 2014

    no real reason to tie up the cash for Flynn at this point. They seem to be high on Tolzien and his potential. They don’t know what, if anything, they’ll get in the draft. He’ll most likely be around anyway.

  7. GBslacker April 11, 2014

    Premeditated back shoulder throws? or a weak arm??

    Out of sync with subtleties of Packer offense after 2-3 years? or just slow going through progressions??

    Don’t see enough to make me think he needs to be signed any time soon. He could be at his ceiling.

    But he’s set for life… if he can stay out of the scrip clubs.

  8. ay hombre April 11, 2014

    Let him walk, go to NY for a half year or so, collect some guaranteed money, fail miserably like he has everywhere else and get released. Then the Packers resign him, pay him the league min in time for the playoffs where he can be ready to come off the bench and save the day if Tolzien shits the bed.

    Makes perfect sense to me.

  9. Iltarion April 11, 2014

    That’s not a lot of love for a man who saved your season and kept your playoff streak alive.

    Whatever… It isn’t show-friends, its show-business.

    1. ay hombre April 12, 2014

      Nah. I’m down with Flynn. Just wouldn’t surprise me if it went something like that.

  10. bob at 81 April 12, 2014

    was he the savior or just lucky we had a running game last YEAR –

    1. MJ April 12, 2014

      Flynn was good enough not to make too much mistakes. He was somewhat reliable. The other QBs kept throwing the ball to the wrong team, or getting three-and-outs early in drives.

      Of course, it was the running game which powered our season even though we had no serious passing threat without Rodgers. Proof of how other teams disrespected our passing game (without A-Rod) is that Lacy faced 8-man boxes consistently.