When the New England Patriots released Matt Flynn earlier this preseason you were like, “Oh my god, no! My No. 1 boy and Packers great Matt Flynn is now finally done in the NFL!”
You should have known better.
Matt Flynn will rise from the dead whenever he’s needed to be any shitty team’s third-string quarterback.
This week: the New York Jets.
Jets are going to sign former Packers', Raiders', Seahawks', Patriots' QB Matt Flynn to a one-year contract, source tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 18, 2015
You know, because the Jets don’t have enough bad quarterbacks.
Ever since awful starting quarterback Geno Smith got his jaw broken by a teammate, the Jets were like, “Uh… crap. Now which awful quarterback do we turn to?”
And the answer was the awful Ryan Fitzpatrick, who’s been kicked out of St. Louis, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Tennessee and Houston. The Jets also have Baylor rookie Bryce Petty, but he must be really awful if he’s not even in the conversation for the starting job yet. And then there’s undrafted free agent Jake Heaps, who… you’re cut!
So the Jets bring in Flynn to — we assume — compete with Petty to back up Fitzpatrick while Smith is standing around rubbing his jaw wondering where it all went wrong.
And Flynn can also swap stories with Fitzpatrick about apartment shopping in new cities and updating your resume.