After failing to snag a starting job with Seattle, Oakland and Buffalo, Matt Flynn will again return to the team that drafted him, the Green Bay Packers.
He will serve as the likely backup to Aaron Rodgers for at least one more season while Scott Tolzien competes for clipboard holding duties. This was the best possible move for both the Packers and Flynn.
After his impressive game against the Detroit Lions at the end of the 2011 season, it’s been a roller coaster ride for Flynn that took him to Seattle on a big contract that made him millions, then down to Oakland where played just two games and then to Buffalo where he failed to see any action. Then, the Packers decided to bring him back. In the end, he plays pretty well for the Packers and did a very serviceable job starting four games for them. All-in-all, Flynn racked up 1,146 yards, 7 TDs and 4 INTs for Green Bay while finishing with a QB rating of 86.1. To put that rating into perspective, he had a better QBR than Robert Griffin, Matthew Stafford, Carson Palmer, Joe Flacco and Eli Manning.
Flynn is not going to be a football star, but he most certainly delivers a comforting feeling for Packers fans and the Green Bay coaching staff. He is a veteran who can play well enough when called upon. Exactly what you want in a backup.