With Kevin Kolb and Kyle Orton getting a lot of attention as possible quarterback trade targets, we haven’t heard much about Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn. For good reason.
The Packers don’t seem eager to let him go and Flynn doesn’t sound too antsy about leaving the nest yet.
“I love being a Packer and I’ll be here as long as they want me,” Flynn told Kareem Copeland of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “It’s all kind of speculation right now, of what people want to write or whatever they want to say. You can’t say that anybody wants me or doesn’t want me. We’ll see what happens. I just like where I am right now.”
We question whether the Packers could get that much for Flynn. He was rock solid in a performance against the Patriots last year, but that game was more of a coaching masterpiece by Mike McCarthy than it was a dazzling quarterback display.
Even though he’s entering his contract year, Flynn’s value to Green Bay in 2011 may be greater than a mid-round 2012 draft pick. Based on Flynn’s words, it sounds like the team may get a chance to re-sign him as a long-term backup next year anyhow.