The New York Giants have signed former Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman to a one-year deal thus taking him off the open market. But while the interest in Freeman seemed to be almost non-existent, there were two teams looking at him and had things played out differently, both Matt Flynn and Josh Freeman may have switched places.
According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, had the Packers lost out on Matt Flynn — who was scheduled to meet with the Giants — they would have had interest in replacing him with Freeman.
Interesting sidenote: The #Packers had strong interest in signing Freeman had Matt Flynn signed with the Giants.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 16, 2014
For two guys that can’t ever seem to catch a break in the NFL, their paths nearly crossed in a strange way. But as it has played out, Matt Flynn is back in Green Bay with the Packers and Josh Freeman is now on this third NFL team in less than one calendar year.