Posted November 12, 2013

Matt Flynn signs with Packers

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Matt Flynn hasn't had any luck since leaving the Packers. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Matt Flynn hasn’t had any luck since leaving the Packers. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The Green Bay Packers are bringing in an old backup to help with their quarterback problems.

The Packers announced Tuesday that they had signed quarterback Matt Flynn. ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter first reported the pending signing.

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.

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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.


33 comments
anarchist
anarchist

Let's hope he shows some skills that will enable him to stick.  And that's only because I care a little about Matt Flynn.  Don't give a rat's patootey about the Pack or Wisconsin cheese or the people who eat the stuff.

BoGusaccount
BoGusaccount

It's not Flynn. He wants to be called Walter Jr. now.

ILoveMyWife
ILoveMyWife

The amount of money that guy has collected while barely playing is just amazing.

beast
beast

Why show Flynn as a Raider? This is one time you can roll out the story with a pic of a guy in the actual colors of his new team. 

sterculius65
sterculius65

Mediocre qb for a mediocre team. More crying foreseen in packs fans future..

CyranodeTylerac
CyranodeTylerac

A mediocre journeyman second-stringer, and millionaire.  Nice life, to be a jock and get paid millions.

Marty2
Marty2

Bring back former Packer QB and Larry Bird look-a-like Donald Majkowski.

Wisconsin Death Trip
Wisconsin Death Trip

The scuttle here in the Green Bay area is that more tickets will be available for sale now that the season is rapidly declining........

With everyone but the Lions dealing with chronic injuries, it's their division to lose this year. YIKES, win a division by default.

Aloha!
Aloha!

Matt Flynn to the Packers. How about another twenty dollar beer my friends. What a waste of money.

RomarioDelLago
RomarioDelLago

LOL..awesome.  Always fun to watch the Packers have to flounder.  Good times!

Matthew53
Matthew53

Tolzein is better than Wallace


Flynn shouldn't have much trouble beating out the recycled garbage that was on the depth chart coming into last weekend. Wallace was never an answer to the starting or backup job anywhere in the NFL. Flynn at least has familiarity with the Pack's offense and has had success with them in the past....two things Wallace has never had in the NFL.

riley8
riley8

Meanwhile Vince Young can't understand why a team that cut him recently won't resign him.

JeffMuetz
JeffMuetz

for some reason Flynn always seemed to be good with us.  The Dallas game, almost upsetting the Pats at Boston, and of course his big money game against detroit.  Lets hope the rumors of him having a bum elbow are just that.

j7apple
j7apple

and the circle of life is complete  lol

bobinpowell
bobinpowell

If you can't trust Adam Schefter, who can you trust?  Hahahaha....

craig1
craig1

@ILoveMyWife  Like he was given a chance to play?  Pyror - Geno Smith can have horrible game after horrible game and keep getting chances. Flynn plays okay on one game - gets sacked 7 times because the O line is horrible and gets thrown under a bus.


pk_sea
pk_sea

@ILoveMyWife He's going to retire from the league a very wealthy man, but also very healthy due to not playing many games. Win win for Flynn. 

kessler1066
kessler1066

@sterculius65 Totally, they should have picked up the best player available who knows the offense. Oh wait, they did.

kessler1066
kessler1066

@Marty2 Why insult the Majik man like that. He was the beginning of the Packers return to prominence. Lay off Majik.

craig1
craig1

@Aloha!  It must be tough to wake up with brain damage every morning.

JJ12
JJ12

@RomarioDelLago .. likely a fan of a team with nowhere near the success of the Pack.

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

@riley8   And there in lies the problem riley8.  He CAN'T understand...  it's because he has the brains of a rock...

bobinpowell
bobinpowell

"Cleveland fielding offers for and open to trading WRs Josh Gordon and Greg Little. At least one team has made a quality offer for Gordon."

craig1
craig1

@BradPitt @JeffMuetz  yes and you know because you are who exactly?  That's what I thought - conjecture from an a hole on the sidelines.