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.
Matt Flynn has agreed to terms with the #Packers, source says
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 15, 2014
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.
Holy shit…has Ted done what we actually wanted him to do this year?
Since I’ve been calling for this all offseason, obviously I am very pleased. Very pleased with everything that has gone down this offseason.
I don’t care about a man’s arm strength. What I care about is winning football games. Flynn gives the Packers a chance to win when Rodgers is down. Until someone else proves likewise, Flynn should be here.
After what went down last season, it would have been a complete kick in the face to not bring Flynn back. That isn’t how I want this organization to act. Business is business, but there is a value beyond the pale to loyalty.
I too am happy that Flynn is coming back. I hope he signed for more than one year.
Still can’t get B Favre back
Oh thank God!!!!
Flynn has a dead arm. But he can manage a game. I also don’t think he is a lock to make the team..