As it turns out, the Packers hanging onto quarterback Scott Tolzien was a sign of a bigger move.
Of course, based on his career trajectory, Flynn probably has a few more hysterical contracts left in him, and has proven to be a serviceable backup in the past. Given the state of the market, he’ll almost certainly find work as an unrestricted free agent.
The Packers obviously saw enough out of Tolzien to figure him as the backup to Aaron Rodgers, and will now bring in a younger quarterback to fill out the depth chart.
They traditionally hadn’t kept three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster, though Tolzien made them change their tune on that. Now, they’ll either go back to keeping two, or find a developmental kid to hang around and carry the clipboard.