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Report: Giants “reached out” to Matt Flynn

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Josh Freeman isn’t the only veteran quarterback in whom the Giants may have some interest.

The Giants have “reached out” to free agent quarterback Matt Flynn, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reported Friday. It’s possible Flynn could work out for the Giants, the Daily News said.

The 28-year-old Flynn threw for 1,146 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions in five games (four starts) for Green Bay in 2013. He relieved the struggling Scott Tolzien in Week 12 and led the Packers to a tie against the Vikings, then kept the starting job until Aaron Rodgers returned for the season finale. The Giants’ offensive coordinator, Ben McAdoo, was the Packers’ quarterbacks coach in 2013.

Giants starting quarterback Eli Manning underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery on Thursday. He has said he could be running again in six weeks. In addition to Manning, the Giants have Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib on the roster. Adding a fourth quarterback for offseason workouts, especially with Manning on the mend, would make sense. Moreover, adding Flynn or Freeman would increase the competition for the reserve spots behind Manning.

A seventh-round pick of the Packers in 2008, Flynn has made seven career regular season starts. Before rejoining Green Bay in November, Flynn had stints with Oakland and Buffalo in 2013.

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37 Responses to “Report: Giants “reached out” to Matt Flynn”
  1. jm91rs says: Apr 11, 2014 1:59 PM

    Someone please explain to me how the Packers aren’t trying to lock this guy up as the long term clip board holder? They showed last year that there’s no plan in place if Aaron goes down.

  2. roadtrip3500 says: Apr 11, 2014 2:06 PM

    “The Giants’ offensive coordinator, Ben McAdoo, was the Packers’ quarterbacks coach in 2013.”
    That’s the only reason. McAdoo knows Flynn can play at the NFL level and would have much less of a learning curve for McAdoo’s offense than Painter. Eli will be running sometime around Memorial Day and should be fine for June minicamp and the early training camp (since the Giants play the HOF game).

  3. thepftpoet says: Apr 11, 2014 2:08 PM

    The New York Giants OWN the Packers.

    Does anyone els

  4. ariani1985 says: Apr 11, 2014 2:10 PM

    Before Matt leaves maybe he could show softie Rodgers a thing about playing with pain?

  5. Celebrity Man Guy says: Apr 11, 2014 2:11 PM

    Matt Flynn is the only quarterback in NFL history to be cut by two different teams after failing to beat out an undrafted rookie free agent, then starting for a third team in the same season. And he was hailed by that third team as a savior.

  6. thepftpoet says: Apr 11, 2014 2:12 PM

    Remember when the 9-7 Giants who barely made the playoffs went on to destroy the 15-1 choke artist Packers at Lambeau and went on to win a superbowl that year?

    Yeah, that was funny.

  7. Celebrity Man Guy says: Apr 11, 2014 2:17 PM

    What do you mean the Packers have no plan in place if Rodgers goes down? Just look at last season. They had Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman throughout the offseason and through training camp. Then they signed Vince Young during training camp. Then they cut all three of them. Then they brought in Seneca Wallace and Scott Tolzien. Then when they failed, they brought in Matt Flynn, who had been cut by two other teams after failing to beat out undrafted rookie free agents. That is exactly what the genius Ted Thompson had planned.

  8. sportsnut101 says: Apr 11, 2014 2:18 PM

    Why dont packers sign him. He fits great with them

  9. steelerben says: Apr 11, 2014 2:19 PM

    Flynn has made it painfully clear that he is only capable of playing quarterback for the Packers. Anywhere else, and he’s been downright tragic.

  10. andrewluck12 says: Apr 11, 2014 2:26 PM

    How does this guy keep finding work!?

  11. grimreaper12 says: Apr 11, 2014 2:34 PM

    Eli will throw more picks then td’s again.

  12. kev86 says: Apr 11, 2014 2:37 PM

    I’d take a look at Flynn as a back-up if I were the Giants too.

    Hopeful Eli’s ankle is A-OK next season but a little nervous about it. Maybe I am just not used to him being questionable.

    Eli is an iron man though and really tough..I think he will be ready.

    In Eli I Trust

  13. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Apr 11, 2014 2:43 PM

    Actually the 49ers, also own the Packers. But that doesn’t change the fact they have 13 championships, 9 of them back in the 1860s, when there were 4 teams.

  14. artvan15 says: Apr 11, 2014 2:43 PM

    TT is thinking that AR couldn’t possibly go down 2 years in a row so why sign a backup qb.

  15. badskidmarks says: Apr 11, 2014 2:52 PM

    Matt Flynn only lost out to one undrafted free agent. Pryor was drafted through the supplemental draft. Not that it makes it much better though.

  16. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 11, 2014 2:55 PM

    They reached out to Matt Flynn but there wasn’t anything there. It turns out he was just an illusion.

  17. racerx1225 says: Apr 11, 2014 2:58 PM

    Flynn was horrible in Oakland.

  18. shaunodame says: Apr 11, 2014 3:06 PM

    I wish Nassib could put it all together. He has so much potential.

  19. pftoracle says: Apr 11, 2014 3:27 PM

    Like the Giants need another QB that throws to the wrong team. Eli has that covered.

  20. 4greatestvikingever says: Apr 11, 2014 3:28 PM

    Jermichael Finley reached out to Matt Flynn also, but dropped him….

  21. deltaoracle says: Apr 11, 2014 3:36 PM

    Vikings can’t get the job done vs. Green Bay, so their fans are reduced to bringing uo other teams who’ve had success in that area.
    Beyond pitiful.
    Surprised that Mini didn’t try to sign Flynn; they saw first-hand last season that he’s better than any QB on their roster.

  22. RexCanCoach says: Apr 11, 2014 3:52 PM

    Fortunately for the rest of the NFL Eli’s throwing arm is absolutely fine, so he will continue to throw the ball into the hands of DB’s everywhere yet again in 2014 and beyond, thank you.

  23. rikker12 says: Apr 11, 2014 3:53 PM

    Minnesota fans actually believe they sound intelligent.
    Do you know it doesn’t matter when you won your championships? But how many!!
    GB – 13
    Minn. – 0 ….. Yea folks that is a big goose egg..
    GB’s first 50 years in the NFL they won 9.
    Minnesota’s first 50 years, they have won? You guessed it, a big fat huge 0…
    You guys keep talking and GB will keep winning.

  24. jwcarlson says: Apr 11, 2014 3:54 PM

    Flynn was beat out by a guy who won the Super Bowl a year later. And then by a guy that the team had invested in and wanted to see how he’d work out.

    He started ONE game in Oakland and had 1 TD 1 INT and about an 84 QB Rating.

    I’m not saying the guy is the next Tom Brady… but if you honestly think he’s worse than Curtis Painter I’d say you’re crazy. I don’t think he’s a starting QB… but what I do think is that he’s a good backup who can start in spots. I think it’s pretty obvious the guy probably isn’t a practice superstar but he seems to be OK on gameday. He hasn’t really had much of a chance anywhere but GB.

  25. ragnarthemagnificent says: Apr 11, 2014 4:07 PM

    Nice form in that picture Flynn. It looks as gracful as an ostrich with rollerskates on ice.

  26. wave222 says: Apr 11, 2014 4:12 PM

    MATT FLYNN > curtis painter
    GO!! GIANTS GO!!

  27. emoney826 says: Apr 11, 2014 4:23 PM

    And the packers own the vikings. Nuff said.

  28. 49erfan44 says: Apr 11, 2014 4:43 PM

    Two words. Hefty lefty.

  29. ariani1985 says: Apr 11, 2014 4:49 PM

    Don’t worry packer fans, if the 49ers or giants struggle this year you can actually win a playoff game! What its only been 5 years!

  30. zd15 says: Apr 11, 2014 4:51 PM

    The Giants and 49niners may own the packers but the Eagles own the Giants and the Seahawks own the Niners. The bottom line is every team in the league has a team they own and a team that owns them

  31. purpleguy says: Apr 11, 2014 5:12 PM

    I don’t get why TT hasn’t signed Flynn. He must be holding out for a chance to play more somewhere else.

  32. thehatefulnerd says: Apr 11, 2014 5:37 PM

    I don’t fear the Niners, and we’ve split with the GAints.

    Niners beat us in the playoffs last year on a last second FG, after we lost our two best defenders on the first series. We got this.

  33. axespray says: Apr 11, 2014 8:35 PM

    “Ted and the Packers are total buffoons when it comes to QBs” … according to viking fans.

  34. alongthegulf says: Apr 12, 2014 12:52 PM

    Lets see… Freeman or Flynn, Flynn or Freeman.
    I have 2 ways to look at this. I’m a Cowboy, Bucs, and Cards fan. That said, Freeman would be my choice. If Ely goes down, the Giants wouldn’t have anybody at QB. Freeman is horrible!
    As an NFL fan the choice is easy. Flynn would be my choice hands down. He has proven in the right situation, he can play QB in a backup roll.

  35. mateliason says: Apr 12, 2014 6:03 PM

    This how Ted Thompson works. His 1990’s quarterback managing style doesn’t work anymore. Injury protocols require players to stay off the field longer than prior years. When Rodgers goes down again the Packers will look like stupid fools playing no name rookies with no experience all in the name of saving a dollar.

  36. evansvc says: Apr 13, 2014 12:13 PM

    Bring in Vince Young for a tryout…. I believe he can help…

  37. travojones says: Apr 13, 2014 6:48 PM

    Put Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor behind a line that can actually block, and Flynn destroys him. Unfortunately, the Raiders line was terrible, so the mobile Pryor had more success because he could run around and make plays when three guys busted through within a second.

    Packers should lock him up for the next 10 years.

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