Matt Flynn signs with Packers
The Green Bay Packers are bringing in an old backup to help with their quarterback problems.
The move to bring in Aaron Rodgers’ former backup came two days after the Packers’ quarterback situation got increasingly complicated.
Seneca Wallace, who started Sunday’s 27-13 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles, was injured early in the first quarter. Scott Tolzien, who was on the Packers’ practice squad until last week, finished out the game.
The 26-year-old Tolzien completed 24 of 39 passes for 280 yards while throwing one touchdown and two interceptions. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Sunday that Tolzien would be the team’s starter next week against the New York Giants.
The Packers are expected to need to manage about four-to-six weeks without Rodgers, who broke his left collarbone in a loss against the Chicago Bears last week.
Flynn spent the first four seasons of his NFL career in Green Bay, where he had success as Rodgers’ backup. He signed a three-year, $26 million free agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012, only to lose the battle for the starting job to rookie Russell Wilson. Flynn, 28, has been released by the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills this year.
The Packers have lost two straight and now sit a game behind the Detroit Lions in the NFC North.
Packers are signing QB Matt Flynn.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 12, 2013