Jan 1, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (10) during warmups prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Lions 45-41. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Flynn understands his situation in Green Bay

Matt Flynn, the new back-up quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, is aware that he might not stay in Wisconsin past this season. He knows there’s always the possibility that he does however. According to ESPN,

“I don’t think people are really thinking to next year or anything like that,” Flynn said. “I know I’m here now. I’ll do the best I can.”

He sure doesn’t sound too convincing that he will be here past this season. He didn’t sign a long term deal with the Packers, and it doesn’t seem if that is even a possibility in his near future.

It was easier to put Flynn’s answer into context Thursday, when NFL Players Association information about his contract became available. Flynn signed only through the end of this season and would be an unrestricted free agent in March.

Officially, it’s a one-year deal with a veteran’s minimum salary of $715,000. However, because contracts are prorated over the 17 weeks of the regular season, Flynn will actually make $294,411 from the Packers if he remains on the roster for the rest of the regular season.

It will be interesting to see what happens to Flynn as the season progresses. Do you think the Packers will keep him on board for the future? Or will they cut ties once again after the season concludes?


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  • JaKa

    Hi Cory, How’s things at Marist? I am a Junior at KVCC, having a ball, when I can. BTW- I’m in my late 50′s making me one of the older cats in school, It’s an injury forcing me into training for a new career. I also really am getting into writing anything. First of all, take off that deplorable Yankee’s uniform and get on something more you’re style, like Vikings gear in the North Division. You’re writing about a Packer, former and the real thing on, off and on again. That says more than 99.8% of the dudes playing college ball who only get as close to being pro as you are in that snap-shot. Flynn was marked for a reason, he came to Green Bay as pick by Mike McCarthy & Ted Thompson, who together have put together a team ranked in the top 10 all-time, in the NFL. That is based on win – Loss percentages for league games throughout their tenures, and they are not finished. They both enjoy their jobs and have been extremely good at what they do. When it comes to quarterbacks, where can you find a guy who brings in these two guys: Brett Favre and 12 (out on neckbone vacation) YOU CANNOT find any other than Bill Walsh maybe, bring in Montana & look up the states on that one, after him… just like I said in Packerland now.

    Bring in the next draft choice and we’ll take a look at him. Matt Flynn came in and stuck around. WHY? Because he’s talented and possess some of the same skill Favre did. What? Yes sir, Mr. Leahy. When he gets composed, he moves just like Favre, watch the tapes on them both. So, he had a few bad days to go along with the very impressive showings when Aaron Rodgers went down, that doesn’t mean he’s a flunky. Maybe, and that’s just it: maybe with a little instruction from MM he’s going the extra mile for them, just like Rodgers. What a position to start in? Behind Favre and then Rodgers, growing old, but taken in as a prospect TT & MM had dreams about, then fall beyond and behind in Seattle, where Qb’s come and go like flies on Sh_ _ (keep it nice). This all must have put some kind of block on him. He didn’t shine anymore, like the prospects in Green Bay were. He did make starter for half a season, and that was it.

    You would think MM has some plan for him by now. Okay, give him a week or two to get back in the playbook. If Flynn is smart he’d sit day and night, asking for help to remember the plays and reads. I guess I’m Flynns number 1 fan or something, but I sure thought he’d cut the mustard, especially with McCarthy behind him, the Guru of quarterback making making, like who was the guy behind Pinocchio? Mr. Withers or something or other. In any event, you are right on about being interesting. I got to say I was I think he will prove himself if he gets two games in before the return, and mark that day as a holiday. It would be nice to see Aaron come back with a 500 yard game and 6 or 7 TD’s, but, wake up time, a win would be just as well. With both of those guys on the roster, we’d be solid in the position. They put so much faith in Rodgers, he would never get hurt, or so it seemed. Now is making them look foolish. It’s not the time to prove out players, a dozen games into the season. That’s just the way things went. With help needed on the line they had to get a couple superman models in the draft, so the position wasn’t addressed so well. But we know there are other avenues, and if it doesn’t make things click, we’ll need some luck down the strech.