According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN and via ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Matt Flynn have reportedly come to agreement on a new contract. Terms have not been announced and Schefter reported this after confirming with a source close to the Packers.
Flynn was signed by the Packers last season in late November after losing their first two games following the injury to starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Flynn took over for Scott Tolzien and amassed over 1,100 yards passing with seven touchdowns and four interceptions.
More importantly, Flynn helped keep the Packers afloat until Rodgers’ return in late December. In relief of Tolzien against the Minnesota Vikings, Flynn helped guide the Packers to a tie after the Vikes had built a 23-7 lead. Flynn also led victories against the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys and came within a late touchdown pass of pulling off a comeback win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Prior to Flynn’s signing, the fact that he remained unsigned by the Packers was a mystery to many. Flynn hadn’t reportedly received any interest from other teams after the 2013 season and it was often said that Flynn’s best opportunity in the NFL was in Green Bay, where his career began in 2008.
After leaving Green Bay and signing a lucrative deal with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012, Flynn bounced around the league, spending time in Seattle, Oakland and Buffalo before he was released by the Bills and spent a few weeks on the street. It was not that surprising that other teams weren’t beating down the door to talk to or sign Flynn.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy has said that he wants to have at least three quarterbacks in training camp and with Flynn signed, Green Bay should enter 2014 with him as well as Rodgers and Tolzien. The Packers could also add a quarterback in next month’s draft or via free agency afterward.——————
Jason Perone is an independent sports blogger writing about the Packers on AllGreenBayPackers.comFollow Jason Perone: