Report: Packers sign quarterback Matt Flynn to backup Scott Tolzien

Anwar S. Richardson
Shutdown Corner

Quarterback Matt Flynn continues to find jobs in the NFL no matter how many NFL teams give up on him.

Flynn is expected to rejoin the Green Bay Packers and backup Scott Tolzien, according to He worked out for the team on Monday and is expected to be on the sidelines during Green Bay’s game against the New York Giants this weekend.

"Matt Flynn is here," McCarthy told on Monday. "Went through his workout this morning. Looks good. That’s really all I have for you right now. Everything else is a work in progress."

Green Bay signed Flynn because Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) and Seneca Wallace (groin) have recently sustained injuries. Wallace injured his groin during the first series against the Philadelphia Eagles, which contributed to his team’s 27-13 this past Sunday. Tolzien finished with 280 passing yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during the loss.

Flynn spent four years as Rodgers’ backup before signing a three-year, $19 million deal with Seattle in 2012. He eventually was beat out by Russell Wilson and served as a backup last season.

Seattle traded Flynn to Oakland prior to this season, but he ultimately fell to third on the depth chart. He was eventually released and jobless until Buffalo signed him last month. Flynn was released a few weeks later after E.J. Manuel was medically cleared to play.
Less than two weeks later, Flynn has another job.

Flynn seemingly has the hardest working NFL agent, too.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!