Well after a big contract, three stops and a slew of quarterback jobs lost, Matt Flynn is back with the Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers’ broken collarbone opened the door for the former LSU standout to return to Green Bay and he may be called to action sooner than expected…or at least he should be.
During the Packers’ first full game without Rodgers, Seneca Wallace was injured, which thrust Scott Tolzien into the starting lineup. He was serviceable, but Green Bay is desperate to stay in the playoff race during Rodgers’ absence. In a winnable game against the New York Giants on Sunday, the Packers can’t hesitate to put Flynn in the game if Tolzien struggles.
Now Flynn hasn’t done anything since his incredible game against the Detroit Lions in the 2011 season finale that earned him the big new contract with the Seattle Seahawks. However, no one expected him to break virtually every Packers single-game record that day, and he did, so it’s worth giving him one more shot if the game is slipping away. If he fails, then the Packers and the rest of the NFL will know Flynn is done. But we’ll never know unless he gets the chance.