Packers reach deal with Matt Flynn


The Packers are retaining the quarterback who helped keep them in the NFC North race with Aaron Rodgers sidelined last season.

The club has reached a contract agreement with Matt Flynn, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported Tuesday.

Flynn’s pact with Green Bay comes after the Giants reportedly had shown interest in the seventh-year quarterback from LSU.

Flynn played five games for the Packers in 2013, throwing for 1,146 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions on 102-of-166 passing. While the Packers were just 2-2-1 in games in which he played, those two wins were just enough for Green Bay to stay in range of the division title, which the club captured in Rodgers’ return in Week 17 at Chicago.

Flynn’s best NFL form has been with the the Packers, who drafted him in the seventh round in 2008. Now, he’s back to fill a role he’s shown he can handle: the backup who can ably lead an offense when pressed into service for short periods of time.

With Flynn returning, Scott Tolzien could figure as the Packers’ No. 3 quarterback.

51 responses to “Packers reach deal with Matt Flynn

  1. Yeah, i guess that trip to NY hastened things up pretty quick. As i said Tolzien and Senecca smdh..

  2. I think everyone can finally admit it now.

    The Packers best outcome next year will be 8-8.

    A regressing defense (if it’s even possible with how terrible it is.)

    An injury prone receiving squad.

    An overweight coach who can’t call plays for his life.

    All of these variables combined equal failure.

  3. Vikings fan here. This made too much sense not to happen. The guy plays his heart out for GB, and it’s obviously the team he feels more comfortable playing with. He’s had his payday from Seattle, so now he can just be the best backup he can be.

    I just hope that GB are paying him proper backup money, and not one of those ‘prove it’ deals that pays near veteran minimum.

  4. So the Packers have 2 QBs better than the anything the Vikings have had in camp in years and will for years to come??

    This has me almost as giddy as the anticipated opening of Lambeau Field 2.0 opening in a few years in downtown Minneapolis. Should be great for the MN economy but still a sore spot as the Packers continue their cross-border domination. For the time being, we’ll have to just make the Vikes our beotch some more at that field where our Big Ten WI college team beats them up and down the field into oblivion.

    Man…you guys can’t even beat a pi$$ ant college hockey team with everything on the line. ANOTHER championship title slips thru the grip again. Shocking?? Hardly.

  5. This is great for Rodgers too. McCarthy has noted several times the great working relationship between Rodgers and Flynn. Can’t wait for the draft.

  6. Good move by TT — probably had to wait until Flynn finally realized there wasn’t a job out there that gave him a chance to start.

  7. He was really 3-2. The tie was a virtual win. The Bears owned the in-common opponent tie-breaker over the Packers. It was pretty impressive for a fourth-string street-agent walk-on to bring the Packers back from a sixteen point deficit for the “win.” That one game was the difference in winning the North Division for the third time in a row. The Packers own the Vikings……again….with thanks to Matt Flynn.

  8. Duh! It’s like a Federal law or something that Flynn has to be the Packer’s backup QB until he retires or until Rodgers retires, whichever is later…

    Obama would have REALLY hit them with a tax if they didn’t get him signed as their backup QB…

  9. The dude already has one ring, more than my Vikings.

    Matt Flynn is just plain greedy signing with the Packers to grab a second ring.

    Actually, the Packers are greedy too because they now have two quarterbacks that are better than any on my Vikings.


  10. I’ve been following football since 1968. This was a natural from the start. The Packers were just smart enough to let the price go down-they’ve got a very good backup!

  11. This means nothing. You have to have a backup QB, but anybody that comes in if Rodgers gets hurt will not lead them to the playoffs. If you’re a Packer fan, add Rodgers to your bedtime prayers. It’s all you got.

  12. Why did this take so long? Every backup quarterback the Packers have had has been terrible, except Flynn. Everywhere Flynn has played he’s been terrible, except Green Bay. I know old Teddie is a little slow on the uptake, but this should have been done before free agency started.

  13. If things go according to last year’s plan, Flynn and Tolzien will be the backup quarterbacks throughout the offseason and training camp, then they’ll both be cut the week before the season opener and replaced by two guys that got cut by other teams. Then they will be replaced later by someone who couldn’t beat out two rookie undrafted free agents.

  14. Keeps the Pack in the favorite’s role to win the division for the 4th season in a row against the Bears, Lions, and the… the uh… you know, the… that other team I can’t remember at the moment.

  15. Meanwhile, I hear “crickets” for the rebuilt offensive line… remains OFFENSIVE!!!!!!

    Add the defense to that as well.

    That TT, he is a genius!!!! NOT………….

    Keep it up TT, Erin has anther shoulder anyway.

  16. Good for flynn. He knows he’ll get to play when erin breaks a nail so that was his best option.

  17. So how many millions does he get to hopefully (from the Packer’s point of view) not play?

    I think it is a good signing though…

  18. You have to have a backup QB, but anybody that comes in if Rodgers gets hurt will not lead them to the playoffs.

    All I can say is WOW to that comment. Did you watch your game last year against the Pack? Flynn not only outshined your starter he did help lead the Packers to the playoffs. Come out from under the rock.

    Do the queens even have a competent qb yet or will they still rely on the qb tandem who led them to the cellar?

  19. Good old Ted keeps another piece in place for his price unlike the queens getting fleeced by career backups masquerading as starters.

  20. Don’t get me wrong the Packer defense could definitely improve, but they looked worse due to the offense not moving with the 2-4th string QB. Other teams learned the lessen that Flynn isn’t a starter and probably only got offered the vet min. No sense in moving for that.

    NFCN standings

  21. Only a Packer fan would get all jacked up over a back up.

    Hey guys – unless he can play defense he’s doing little for you. But based on how your defense played last year, if you’re honest with yourselves, it might not be a bad idea to give him a jersey in the 50’s and see if he can actually tackle a ball carrier unlike his reunited teammates.

    Absolutely Skol.

  22. We had the no. 3 run defense and no. 11th overall defense midway through the season (that’s with Jerron McMillian/Md Jennings starting at safety) before getting wiped out with injuries.

    We’ve got a lot of young guys with upside, we’ve got a draft next month to address the ILB/FS positions.

    We’ve added Julius Peppers who will give us at least two good games (against the Bears).

    So yeah, I agree… completely regressing defense, ka-durrh?!

  23. good signing. the way aaron rodgers is deteriorating rapidly it never hurts to have a below average backup QB in case

  24. Originally Matt Flynn was drafted by the Packers with a 7th round pick they got from the vikings.

    The vikings traded up in the draft to get John David Booty in the 5th round.

    Ted Thompson got far more out of the 7th round pick than the vikings got from the 5th round pick.

    It is part of the viking jealousy of Matt Flynn.

  25. if Flynn had been with the Packers through training camp and practiced part time throughout the season he would have displayed the timing he develops with the receivers and front line. The good point is they have a RB to back up the QB. As a back up QB all they need is a short passing game to keep the defense honest. Too many Dbacks on the line to stop the run open up the middle of the field where GB receivers are most effective.

  26. NYG was going to use him in Pre season because they have five games and o-line needs to gel. Oh well. No biggie.

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