According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Packers have brought back free agent QB Matt Flynn. Furthermore, Pack beat writer Tom Silverstein reports that Scott Tolzien will remain the starter despite the acquisition.
An original draftee of the organization back in 2008, Flynn spent four seasons with Green Bay as a backup to Aaron Rodgers. His shining moment (and reason for getting a three-year $26 million payday) came on New Years Day 2012, when he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns versus Detroit. However, all glimpses of a capable throwing arm have since dissipated. Flynn completed 22 of 34 passes with Oakland, but he appeared to be throwing a medicine ball more so than pigskin.
An undrafted FA from Wisconsin, Tolzien threw for 280 yards, a TD and two picks in his emergency NFL debut. He’ll make his first road start on Sunday.
The takeaway: STOP Eddie Lacy, and you win the game.
OK, just to make this clear one time. Scott Tolzien will start on Sunday for the #Packers. Matt Flynn will not. Flynn will be the backup.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) November 12, 2013