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Whitewater QB Matt Blanchard is Packers’ No. 3 for Now

Matt Blanchard

The Green Bay Packers will have a third quarterback around when they start offseason workouts next week and he isn’t Matt Flynn. He’s former UW-Whitewater quarterback Matt Blanchard.

Blanchard has been kicking around the league since 2012. He signed with the Bears after getting a tryout at their rookie minicamp and spent part of that season on their practice squad. In 2013, Blanchard was released by the Bears under and injury settlement during the preseason and was signed to Carolina’s practice squad in October. He was released by the Panthers in December of 2014.

In other words, here’s a local guy who maybe has a chance to make the Packers practice squad. There, he can follow in the footsteps of Packer greats like Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman, who have been developed by the quarterback guru himself, Mike McCarthy.

That is, unless the Packers draft a quarterback. They’ve kicked the tires on Baylor’s Bryce Petty and adding someone like that to current No. 2 Scott Tolzien makes for a pretty crowded room.

On another note, you clowns who think the Packers are still going to bring Matt Flynn and his puss arm back — here’s another sign that isn’t going to happen.

If I were a wagering man — and I am — I would wager that Matt Flynn’s NFL career is over.

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. Feck April 15, 2015

    Lifetime stats (preseason) 3-9 for 10 total yards with 2 sacks a lost fumble and a pick. Oh Ted.

  2. BZ in BA April 16, 2015

    Even if Flynn’s career is over – and you may well be correct – I think that he has to be extremely pleased with himself as he walks away from the league. He was reasonably well paid by the Packers (twice), and made a bundle of dough in both Seattle and Oakland. Plus, he never really was exposed to too many concussion-threatening hits in either his college or pro career, so he should be reasonably healthy as well. Congrats to him. I still remember that Detroit game fondly, and I am sure a lot of Lions fans remember it as well (though probably in different terms….). GO PACK!

  3. icebowl April 16, 2015

    Good and bad memories of Matty…

    I remember him replacing a concussed #12 in a game against the pats, doing a valiant job almost pulling a lopsided game out of the fire.

    Best of luck to him.

    Q: what’s w trend towards backup QB being from Wisconsin school ? That mean Russy Wilson gonna end career in GB ?