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?