Green Bay Packers Rumors: Matt Flynn to Return?
Now headed for the open market, there’s word spreading around the blogosphere that Flynn could be reunited with the team that helped build up his initial hype – the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers are reportedly looking to add backup quarterback help behind starter Aaron Rodgers. They only have veteran Seneca Wallace on the active roster and Scott Tolzien is currently part of the practice squad.
Green Bay was considered an option for Josh Freeman until he signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. They’re still looking to provide themselves with more insurance than just Wallace in the instance that Rodgers falls to injury. That’s where Flynn, who spent his first four years in the NFL with the Packers, could come into play.
Seeing as Flynn started his career with the Packers, he knows the system/playbook and is already familiar with Rodgers. They’re the only team he has enjoyed any semblance of success with – Flynn turned in a 480-yard, six-touchdown performance in the 2011 season finale.
Following that season, he signed with the Seahawks, was beat out for the starting job by then-rookie Russell Wilson, and was traded to the Raiders this offseason. Now, he’s considered one of the most overpaid passers in the league and could easily be at the end of the rope following a disastrous six months in Oakland.
If Flynn doesn’t draw interest from a team looking for a spot starter – which is highly likely after how he fared with the Raiders – the Packers could be a serious consideration. Even if they offer him a minimal contract, Green Bay might be his only option to continuing his NFL career.
We’ll see what happens, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up if I was Flynn.