Packers Have Signed Matt Flynn

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Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn

Hooray! Matt Flynn is a member of the Green Bay Packers again!

The Packers brought Flynn in for a workout on Monday. Word was, they wanted to test him to see if his elbow worked. Apparently it did, because the Packers signed him up after the workout.

Then again, ESPN is saying Flynn still isn’t 100 percent. So, before you start having flashbacks of the final game of 2011, when Flynn threw for a franchise record six touchdowns against Detroit, hold on a second.

First of all, Flynn isn’t going to start. That job has already been delegated to Scott Tolzien.

What we don’t know is this. The Packers will have to release someone to sign Flynn. Yesterday, we speculated that guy might be Seneca Wallace.

Wallace got injured at the end of the Packers’ first series on Sunday. While the Packers may not cut Wallace, they could very well put him on injured reserve. They’ve obviously already moved on from him as the starting quarterback. That was obvious following Sunday’s game, when coach Mike McCarthy named Tolzien the starter before even evaluating Wallace’s health.

So, Flynn will back up Tolzien until Aaron Rodgers is able to return from his collarbone injury.

He’s a guy who has had a lot of success with the Packers in limited opportunities — 2010 against New England and 2011 against Detroit. Only one of those games meant anything, but Flynn can obviously run Mike McCarthy’s system.

Unfortunately, Flynn hasn’t had any success anywhere else. He was beat out by Russell Wilson after signing as a free agent with Seattle. Then he was traded to Oakland before this season and beat out by Terrelle Pryor. The Raiders cut Flynn during the season and then he was signed and cut by the Bills.

Full circle, I guess.

Don’t expect Flynn to save the season, though.

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40 Comments on "Packers Have Signed Matt Flynn"

  1. the real russ letlow

    they signed Flynn & gave the fans what they wanted!!!! sign him for three years at vet minimum to be Aaron’s backup. he was real good at that job. if the elbow is good (he’s had something going on there since training camp) he may see the field before Aaron gets back. Its all about winning, baby!

  2. thatguy188

    At least he has a grasp on the offense. He night not be a quick learner so his success was limited. I do expect him to play good for us though. Really wanna see what he still has or if he still has it. Glad he’s back.

  3. thatguy188

    Oh and to add to that…. I don’t care what he has done on other teams. Every time we relied on him, he delivered.

  4. ay hombre

    Flynn’s work ethic is supposedly where he falls short. He’s known as a 9-5 sort of guy. That’s what happens to a lot of these players once they get the big money. All that being said, Flynn lost out to Russell Wilson, who I believe will be a superstar…and Terrell Pryor, a physical freak of nature. It’s not like there’s a ton to be ashamed about losing a job to either of these guys.

  5. cd4packers

    The more options the better. I’m all for this. I wish they would have done this last week. We might have won against the Eagles with Flynn. Sure won’t hurt to give him a try.

  6. Nacho Libre

    According to Michael Irvin, it’s a wrap in Green Bay. In other words, our season is over. They need to make adjustments on defense, the QB position isn’t the problem, we all knew that.

    • TyKo Steamboat

      Yea, cause i’m gonna believe what a dipshit cocaine junky has to say.

      Log list of dip-shits…
      1.) Michael Irvin
      2.) Anyone on CBS…(Dan Dierdorf, Phil Simms ect.
      3.) John Madden
      4.) Mike Ditka
      5.) Chris Carter
      6.) Marcelis Wiley

      • Phatgzus

        Ain’t nothin’ wrong with Ditka (except ya know, being a former head coach if the Bears, but the man knows his shit), Madden (a legend for a reason, just lost his mind, his Yogisms are awesome), and Wiley is meh. Take them out and insert Buck, Jamie (Jaime?) Dukes, Aikman and/or Collinsworth. The rest you’re fucking dead on.

      • vj

        Ha! Those dipshits played a lot of pro ball and studied the game for many years
        ..but yeah, they are no experts compared to us bloggers and fans !!!

  7. Maryland Cheese Whiz

    Michael Irvin is a coked up punk. The only thing he ever did was raise pushing off to a new level. Sorry but Why in the fuck would anyone quote him on a Packer site?!
    Go Pack Go. And learn to tackle.

  8. PF4L

    I think this was a given, and a no brainer as Tolzien is the only QB ready to play. They HAD to sign somebody. So, why not Flynn, who, knows our system, even if he isn’t 100%. Seneca will be sent packing tomorrow, where he can watch the games on his couch, where he should be.

  9. PF4L

    On 2nd thought. Seneca’s departure may take more than a day. I think they’d have to come to a injury settlement, or pay him for the remaining weeks of the season. I guess either could happen, soon.

  10. Nacho Libre

    I’m watching the recording from yesterday, noticing all the should’ve, could’ve, and would’ve moments in this game. If the defense had stepped up, GB comes up with the victory. Tolzien, we believe in you. Go pack go. And hey, did anyone see that facemask Daniels committed on McCoy?? ;)

  11. Nacho Dan

    Here’s a good quote from a former cowboy after GB lost to Detroit when Rodgers got a concusion . “Stick a fork in gb there done”- Jimmy Johnson 2010 season. Remember that season anyone? Experts are always right…

  12. Nacho Libre

    Of course I remember that season! Our star QB sat out for the last quarter of that Detroit game, and for the game against New England. Rodgers will be out til early to mid December. I want to believe we still have a shot for the 6th playoff seeding and enter the wild card spot, but without him and this defense of ours falling apart, more and more players are getting injured every game it makes me lose faith. Either way, Go you Packers, Go.

  13. Iltarion

    This made sense from Day 1. I don’t give a flying puck what the guy failed to do for other teams. He got paid and tried his hand at being a starter. Guess what? It didn’t happen. So, now go back to the one thing we know he can do and that is back up Aaron Rodgers.

    His elbow can’t be too bad or we wouldn’t have signed him.

    Wallace was on the sideline for one minute with his “injury,” and I turned to my wife and said – “Send him packing.” We need the guy for one fricking game and he can’t go a series without pulling his groin. Get the eff out of here and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

    If Tolzien craps the bed against the Giants, you put Flynn in there against the Vikes. Best case scenario is that Tolzien plays well, show-cases himself, and after the season the Packers trade him for a draft pick and keep Flynn as a back up for cheap.

    • cd4packers

      I like the sound of that. Getting Matt Flynn back as our #2 QB might be the one bright spot in all of this. I hated that the Pack let him go in the first place.

    • PF4L

      If Tolzien plays well. You keep him as your #2. If nothing else, this situation has showed us you need a competent back up. Now, maybe Flynn could be a #2, but we don’t know that. I feel like if a shit team like Buffalo let Flynn go. There is something wrong with his arm (elbow). Time will tell.

  14. Ferris

    If the have to cut someone today, I vote for MD Jennings. We though Bush was bad in the secondary…this guy takes it to a whole new level.

  15. nurseratchett

    Hopefully Flynn can learn quick, but different weapons than he was used to in Green Bay, not to mention with a porous O-line & a “which way did he go, which way did he go???” defensive scheme, I don’t know how much difference it would make.

    I am trying not to panic yet….this helps a little…..

    GO PACK GO!!!!

    • PF4L

      I disagree. I think Tolzien will be our solid #2. But then again I thought i’d win Powerball last Sat. too. FUCK!!

  16. hubie

    Troy and Buck , Fucking hate them ,Lately ,I know if we will lose by if they are the idiots calling the game, All they do is Hate on the Pack

  17. Charlie Martin

    Let’s bring joe philbin back after he gets the axe this week. And then all we’ll need is Ryan Grant to make snow angels after he takes a screen pass 50 yards to the house. The band is getting back together!!!

  18. rebelgb

    Maybe Capers and Wallace can a discount if they buy airfair out of town together??

    Fuck Capers and fuck Wallace. Wallace quit, no doubt about it; he threw in the towel and said “fuck this”.

  19. cd4packers

    How about we just win some fucking games? We are the Green Bay Packers not the friking Vikings. shit.

  20. vj

    Tolzein starts until Rodgers gets back…my prediction. Flynn becomes an emergency qb in case shit once again happens to Scott. I think Flynn’s elbow will prevent him from just stepping in at some point. It would take an abysmal outing by Tolzein to relinquish his new role.
    Since they IR’ed Seneca for the remainder of the year, my guess is they keep all 3 going into next years draft and depending on whether or not they draft a capable youngster at the QB spot, they bring all three back for training camp to compete for backup positions. In the end Tolzein is the only QB safe to make the final 2014 roster. Flynn and Seneca both could be looking for new jobs elsewhere. Neither would have trade value so if they don’t stick, they simply get released .

    • icebowl

      Good points vj.
      They could put 3 #12s on the field at same time and the sieve-secondary would still blow the game….
      Flynn ain’t gonna save the day.
      Play Scotty T. and hope the D can hold…

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