Keeping Green Bay reserve quarterback Matt Flynn in a baseball cap will mean all is right with the world.

If Matt Flynn leaves the Green Bay Packers, it's time to look toward the Draft

Could Matt Flynn have played his final game for the Green Bay Packers? Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Could Matt Flynn have played his final game for the Green Bay Packers?
Raymond T. Rivard photograph


Here it is the middle of April and the Green Bay Packers are in the same situation they were in last spring when they didn’t have a competent backup quarterback in-house.

Last year it was Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman that the Packers were hanging their hopes on … this year it’s Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien.

Reports today place Flynn squarely in the cross-hairs of the New York Giants and their new offensive coordinator, Ben McAdoo, the former Packers quarterbacks coach.

Given McAdoo’s familiarity with the Packers QBs, scoffing at the idea that this might just be two ships passing in the night isn’t reality. The Giants clearly have a sincere interest in Flynn. Since Flynn played for a prorated portion of the veteran minimum in Green Bay last winter, he will certainly be trying to better his pay day.

So where does that leave the Green Bay Packers should Flynn leave for the Big Apple?

It leaves them with Scott Tolzien as their number two QB behind all-world Aaron Rodgers.

We all saw how that played out last November.

Tolzien made two starts before the Packers scrambled to bring Flynn back into town. Though Flynn wasn’t the greatest at times, he played well enough to keep the Packers in the thick of the NFC North Division race until Rodgers returned for the final regular season game and the ensuing playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.

His work in Rodgers’ stead was commendable and at times even phenomenal, but with him looking at greener pastures, it’s time for the Packers to either get serious with the Flynn negotiations or start planning on utilizing a draft pick for a quarterback.

All indications are that the Packers were considering drafting a quarterback in this year’s deep draft, but should they lose Flynn to free agency, they may look at bringing in not just one, but possibly two new quarterbacks either directly through the draft or by signing an undrafted free agent to the roster.

Of course, it’s all speculation at this point as Flynn is still unsigned.

Stay tuned …

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