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Mike McCarthy suggests Packers won’t bring back Matt Flynn

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The Raiders released quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday, a little more than a week after he started and performed poorly for the team while Terrelle Pryor was out with a concussion.

Flynn’s now failed to land starting jobs in both Seattle and Oakland and his release led some to wonder if Flynn might head back to Green Bay as a backup to Aaron Rodgers. It was in that role that Flynn generated interest as a potential starter with a 480-yard game in the 2011 regular season finale doing a lot of heavy lifting on that front. The Packers shuffled through Graham Harrell, B.J. Coleman and Vince Young this summer before settling on Seneca Wallace as their No. 2 this season.

While they may have been searching for a backup before, coach Mike McCarthy said he isn’t looking for one now. McCarthy was asked about Flynn’s availability and stopped well short of welcoming the former Packer back to Green Bay with open arms while wishing him the best of luck.

“Personally, I’m very happy with the quarterback room, the way it looks, the people in it,” McCarthy said, via . “Obviously Matt was a Packer, very fond of Matt and his time here. As far as any roster moves and things like that, I really don’t have any comment, but I do like Seneca Wallace, I like what he’s done since he’s been here, I feel very good about our quarterback room.”

Ed Werder of ESPN adds that the Packers are worried that the elbow issue that has hampered Flynn at times in the last two years is contributing to their lack of interest. Whatever the reason, it looks like Flynn will have to go somewhere other than Green Bay to resume his NFL career.

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25 Responses to “Mike McCarthy suggests Packers won’t bring back Matt Flynn”
  1. 3yardsndust says: Oct 8, 2013 10:18 AM

    Flynn is to NFL quarterback as Jerrah is to NFL GM.

  2. noeffinway says: Oct 8, 2013 10:25 AM

    BWAHAHAHA! Are all you cheeseheads still sticking to your story that gb is a QB developing mecca???? They have not developed a QB in years! They cannot even develop a capable backup. So sad.

  3. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 8, 2013 10:30 AM

    Then he suggested that we all go out for donuts.

  4. trollsetter says: Oct 8, 2013 10:36 AM

    Throw him in at linebacker. He’d be better than anyone they have on the roster.

  5. All-American Voltron says: Oct 8, 2013 10:43 AM

    I can’t wait for this to blow up in the Packers face when Rodgers gets injured this year. Flynn is THE perfect backup for that team. They’ll probably come to their senses next offseason and sign Flynn.

  6. coltzfan166 says: Oct 8, 2013 10:50 AM

    He’s still better than anyone Jacksonville or Tampa has

  7. greenbay4life says: Oct 8, 2013 10:54 AM

    Flynn went to Seattle where they didnt help him out by drafting Wilson (who, as a Badger fan, I knew was a stud) – can’t blame him there.

    Then Flynn went to Oakland where there was no line, no receivers, and really no chance for him to be effective. Pryror won the job because he’s better at running for his life.

    I really do think Flynn could be a solid starter for a decent team.

  8. 1phd says: Oct 8, 2013 10:55 AM

    Dude is set for life financially, so I doubt it matters.

  9. genericcommenter says: Oct 8, 2013 11:02 AM

    Before that ONE GAME he never did anything to suggest he might be an NFL QB. He started in college for one season in his 5th year and didn’t look like a pro. He was a 7th-Rounder. He’s lasted longer and made way more money than most 7th Rd players, let alone marginal 3rd QBs will ever do. The average NFL career is what, 3 years? He’s made it into his 6th season. if anything, he overachieved. So at this point, it would not be unusual if his career is just over- like most late round 2008 draft picks.

  10. kubetheman says: Oct 8, 2013 11:02 AM

    Nah ! No more Matt for me !

  11. scottychicago says: Oct 8, 2013 11:06 AM

    Giants have the Raiders and Seahawks on the schedule… maybe they will bring him in for some intel

  12. whatjusthapped says: Oct 8, 2013 11:12 AM

    noeffinway says:

    have not developed a QB in years!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    That guy Rodgers looks like a keeper

  13. emoney826 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:26 AM

    As thepftpoet would say, Matt Flynn could step in right now and start for the Minnesota Vikings.

  14. stanmarshmorelikestandarsh says: Oct 8, 2013 11:26 AM

    noeffinway says:
    Oct 8, 2013 10:25 AM
    BWAHAHAHA! Are all you cheeseheads still sticking to your story that gb is a QB developing mecca???? They have not developed a QB in years! They cannot even develop a capable backup. So sad.

    *********************************************

    Really? They only developed the best QB in the league. That’s all you need in order to put your franchise in a good position to compete for the next 10-15 years. Half the teams can’t even develop a capable STARTING quarterback.

  15. vikesfansteve says: Oct 8, 2013 11:28 AM

    Flynn also played well against the Patriots in relief. He knows GB’s system and plays at a high level in it.

  16. granadafan says: Oct 8, 2013 11:30 AM

    “noeffinway says:
    Oct 8, 2013 10:25 AM
    BWAHAHAHA! Are all you cheeseheads still sticking to your story that gb is a QB developing mecca???? They have not developed a QB in years!”
    ==============================================

    There’s one guy drafted by the Packers who has developed rather well and is extremely accurate with a great arm after languishing for YEARS as a backup. Perhaps you’ve heard of this guy, Aaron Rodgers.

  17. spreadthecheese says: Oct 8, 2013 11:32 AM

    @noeffinway:

    Green Bay can’t develop quarterbacks? You must not follow the NFL. All we’ve done is develop QBs for other teams, almost to a point of annoyance.

    QBs that have been in Green Bay off the top of my head as backups:

    Mark Brunnell
    Kurt Warner
    Matt Hasselbeck
    Don Majkowski
    Aaron Brooks

    You rip on Flynn as being a bust, but he’s currently tied with Aaron Rodgers for the most passing yards in one game in Packers history.

    QBs do well here. This is the first time since I was little in the ’90s that I’ve seen Green Bay struggle in the backup QB department.

  18. wojo243 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:38 AM

    @greenbay

    yeah except Pryor is better than Wilson. I just went there.

  19. scaredhitless says: Oct 8, 2013 11:53 AM

    Why not? CEO’s get rewarded all the time while their company’s stock plummets.

    Matt Flynn’s stock has been deindexed by the NFL. You can now find it in the OTC under SUCK.

  20. wearethe0and4steelers says: Oct 8, 2013 12:12 PM

    The packers front office must be laughing their butts off. They get a kings ransom to trade him, but can now pick him back up (with no more wear and tear than he had when he was traded ) for nothing

  21. earpaniac says: Oct 8, 2013 12:38 PM

    I detest the Packers, but if you don’t think they develop QBs, you are nuts. Remember, Rodgers fell in the draft for a reason. Coming out, he screamed “pretty good backup”. He’s done rather nicely I think. Now them developing RBs…….

  22. thegrigga49 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:48 PM

    If I’m Doug Whaley I’m putting Flynn on the first flight available to Buffalo.

  23. houndog50 says: Oct 8, 2013 2:05 PM

    wearethe0and4steelers says: Oct 8, 2013 12:12 PM

    The packers front office must be laughing their butts off. They get a kings ransom to trade him, but can now pick him back up (with no more wear and tear than he had when he was traded ) for nothing
    ********************************************
    Flynn left as a free agent for which the Packers got a 7th round compensatory pick, hardly a King’s Ransom! Whoever is laughing is likely laughing at you and your complete lack of knowledge.

  24. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 8, 2013 8:55 PM

    noeffinway says:
    Oct 8, 2013 10:25 AM
    BWAHAHAHA! Are all you cheeseheads still sticking to your story that gb is a QB developing mecca???? They have not developed a QB in years! They cannot even develop a capable backup. So sad.

    —–

    Have the Lions ever developed a QB?

    Not to my knowledge.

  25. vikescry1 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:59 PM

    @noeffingway umm brett favre, kurt warner, aaron rodgers, umm thats 3 superbowl winning qb’s that came through greenbay in the last 25 years. Please feel free to name another team that has helped produce that many in the last 25 years.

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