The Green Bay Packers have done what many had expected and signed quarterback Matt Flynn after placing Seneca Wallace on injured reserve for a groin injury. Wallace had actually retired before coming back this year to play for the Packers. After being traded to the Oakland Raiders, then being released and having a cup of coffee with the Buffalo Bills, Flynn finds himself back where it all started for him.
The Packers brought in both Flynn and John Skelton to compete for the job to backup former practice squad member and former Wisconsin Badger quarterback Scott Tolzien, who will start for the Packers this week as they go on the road to play the New York Giants.
The Packers are attempting to ride out their schedule and just stay in it long enough for Aaron Rodgers to come back from his injury and come into save them and get them back into the playoffs. The Packers have lost two games in a row, though Tolzien was able to throw for 280 yards in last week’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Matt Flynn may be in better shape than the Packers as he was able to turn his 6 touchdown performance in place of a resting Rodgers into $16.5 million in his stints with three other teams before going back to the Packers. The question that Flynn was facing that resulted in his release from Buffalo and was potentially an issue for making the Packers was a shoulder problem that made it difficult for him to get much zip on the football. The Packers hope he has plenty of time to get healthy as he never sees the field because Tolzien plays well enough or Rodgers comes back.