Green Bay Packers Desperately Sign Matt Flynn With Season Slipping Away

By Andrew Fisher
Matt Flynn
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If you told me before the 2013 season started that Matt Flynn would be back with the Green Bay Packers, I would have said you were crazy. Flynn was supposed to be leading the Oakland Raiders back to relevancy this year after getting the cold shoulder in Seattle in 2012.  But two releases and a broken collarbone later, Flynn is back to where his started his career. The Packers announced Monday evening that they’ve signed the 28-year old QB to a deal for the rest of the season.

Flynn’s career (and nice-looking bank account) is basically all thanks to one game he had with the Packers back in 2011. The QB tossed six touchdown passes while Aaron Rodgers was on the shelf and earned himself a lucrative contract with the Seahawks a few months later. So far, that’s the highest point of his career.

Now with both Rodgers and Seneca Wallace out, the Packers could be turning back to Flynn. Scott Tolzien got his first taste of NFL action on Sunday when Wallace went down, but clearly Green Bay had to make another move to bolster its roster. Flynn and Tolzien figure to duke it out this week in practice for the honors to start on the road against the New York Giants in week 11.

Either guy could start, but if you’re a Packers’ fan, you can’t be feeling good about the entire QB situation. It would be one thing if the wide receiving corps was healthy, but it’s not. Aaron Rodgers was carrying this team on his back and as long as he’s on the shelf, my guess is that Green Bay will continue to lose games.


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