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.