Matt Flynn made a lot of money thanks to an impressive outing when he was a member of the Green Bay Packers. He went on to the Seattle Seahawks last season, where he was beat out by then rookie Russell Wilson, before being traded to the Oakland Raiders only to be beat out by Terrelle Pryor.
Flynn was released by the Raiders earlier this year, but he was quickly scooped up by the Buffalo Bills after an injury to rookie E.J. Manuel. However, he was released from the team yesterday, just in time to find himself as a top option for a job that could revive his career.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with an upper body injury during Monday Night Football, which has left many concerned that he could end up missing significant time.
If Rodgers is done for the season, could Flynn be the man to get the call to save the Packers year?
He may be the best option.
Seneca Wallace is currently the team’s quarterback, which is obviously a less than ideal situation, so the Packers will need to bring in a new quarterback if Rodgers gets shut down.
At this point in the season, you don’t want to bring in a quarterback that would be forced to learn a new system, so adding Flynn could be exactly the move the Packers need to make — and they should.
Of course, Flynn will first need to clear through waivers in order for the Packers to sign him, so we will have to see if he goes unclaimed and is a free agent at 4 p.m. ET. If that’s the case, the Packers will be very happy.