As it turns out, Matt Flynn and Josh Freeman were two men for two jobs.
But they could have easily reversed roles, as it turns out.
But according to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Packers had some interest in Freeman as well, if Flynn had decided to sign with the Giants instead.
It’s interesting, but not surprising. The Packers were willing to take a look at Vince Young last summer, so bringing in a former first-rounder as a backup wouldn’t have been out of character. And there are plenty of people around the league who think Freeman can be salvaged.
Freeman looked like a wreck once the Bucs decided he wasn’t their guy, and his stint with the Vikings was ill-considered and poorly executed.
But there are still tools there, and the Packers would have offered him a chance to work and improve without the pressure of having to take over a mess of a team.