Down to their third-string quarterback, the Packers are signing a backup who has had some success with them in the past.
Matt Flynn, the veteran who parlayed one outstanding game for Green Bay into one large contract from Seattle, will sign with the Packers, according to Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Flynn had an outstanding game at the end of the 2011 season for the Packers, putting up huge numbers in a win over the Lions. But since then he’s been an utter failure in stints with the Seahawks, Raiders and Bills.
The good news for the Packers is that Flynn knows the offense and has succeeded in it before. It’s also good news that Flynn has a track record of playing well against the Lions, as the Packers’ biggest game in the weeks ahead is their Thanksgiving date in Detroit, which is looking like a must-win if the Packers want to repeat as NFC North champions.
Flynn coming back now and helping the Packers win in Detroit in two weeks is a long shot, but with both Aaron Rodgers and Seneca Wallace injured and the Packers’ season hanging on Scott Tolzien, signing Flynn is a chance the Packers are glad to take.