The Green Bay Packers is need of a quarterback with Aaron Rodgers out with a broken collarbone and backup Seneca Wallace injured in Sunday’s loss to the Eagles are signing former Packers quarterback, Matt Flynn.
Flynn spent the 2008-2011 seasons with the Packers as Rodgers primary backup before departing as a free agent where he signed a three-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012. After losing his job to rookie Russell Wilson, the Seahawks let Flynn go. He has since been released by the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills this season, but returns to Green Bay where he is familiar with the offense and personnel.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said on Sunday that Scott Tolzien, who came in for the injured Wallace, will start on Sunday vs. the New York Giants. Tolzien was on the practice squad all season before being forced into duty Sunday and threw for 280 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the 27-13 loss.
Flynn was not on the roster when McCarthy made that statement and it’s my guess that Flynn will start this Sunday vs. the Giants. He’s familiar with the playbook and with the Packers needing every win to remain in the postseason picture, they can’t rely on a practice squad quarterback.
The last time Flynn started for the Packers he merely threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a 45-41 win over the Detroit Lions.
Flynn was the quarterback on the 2007 BCS National Champion LSU Tigers and was drafted in the seventh round by the Packers.