The Raiders released quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday, a little more than a week after he started and performed poorly for the team while Terrelle Pryor was out with a concussion.
Flynn’s now failed to land starting jobs in both Seattle and Oakland and his release led some to wonder if Flynn might head back to Green Bay as a backup to Aaron Rodgers. It was in that role that Flynn generated interest as a potential starter with a 480-yard game in the 2011 regular season finale doing a lot of heavy lifting on that front. The Packers shuffled through Graham Harrell, B.J. Coleman and Vince Young this summer before settling on Seneca Wallace as their No. 2 this season.
While they may have been searching for a backup before, coach Mike McCarthy said he isn’t looking for one now. McCarthy was asked about Flynn’s availability and stopped well short of welcoming the former Packer back to Green Bay with open arms while wishing him the best of luck.
“Personally, I’m very happy with the quarterback room, the way it looks, the people in it,” McCarthy said, via . “Obviously Matt was a Packer, very fond of Matt and his time here. As far as any roster moves and things like that, I really don’t have any comment, but I do like Seneca Wallace, I like what he’s done since he’s been here, I feel very good about our quarterback room.”
Ed Werder of ESPN adds that the Packers are worried that the elbow issue that has hampered Flynn at times in the last two years is contributing to their lack of interest. Whatever the reason, it looks like Flynn will have to go somewhere other than Green Bay to resume his NFL career.