Matt Flynn is back where he belongs for at least another season, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that he and the Green Bay Packers have agreed to an undisclosed agreement. Flynn has never had any success outside of the Packers organization despite somewhat-hyped entrances to the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders. He never started for the Seahawks due to the emergence of Russell Wilson, and he never cut the mustard with the Raiders due to his noodle arm. But the Packers know him well, he knows them well, he fits their system, and he benefits from their coaching and pass-catching talent.
The Packers re-signing of Matt Flynn is a win-win for both sides, and it comes on the heels of reports that the New York Giants had interest in him. The Giants offense, of course, is now run by the Packers former QBs coach in Ben McAdoo, and the Giants are also interested in adding a veteran backup to Eli Manning and second-year Syracuse product Ryan Nassib, who was hyped up by some before last year’s draft. Rusty Smith and Josh Freeman have received workouts with the Giants, but Flynn never made it to the Giants facilities for a workout despite some rumblings that this was in the works.
Maybe the Giants interest was agent-driven to put more pressure on the Packers, but I highly doubt that conspiracy theory is the case. What’s important is the fact that the 28-year-old LSU product is back with the Packers organization for at least one more year, and he’s the top backup for the game’s best quarterback. He was OK enough in his spot starts last season to hold the Packers offense together and help keep the Pack in the playoff hunt before Aaron Rodgers sent them in by downing the rival team that injured him in incredible, last-gasp fashion. It’s good to see Flynn staying with the Packers, and hopefully he can do a good job holding the clipboard for a few more seasons without being called into action again; it sucks seeing an elite player like Rodgers off the field for any given amount of time (unless, of course, you are a fan of another NFC North team).