Former Packers QB Matt Flynn now back with the team
After switching between three teams in the NFL over a course of twenty months the quarterback is back with the Packers and on Wednesday was active in practice in Packers uniform just a day after being resigned. He was signed in by the Packers in NFL Draft 2008 in seventh round at No.209.
Flynn was for four years with the Packers under coach Aaron Rodgers. In 2011 he left the franchise for the Seattle Seahawks for a $26 million deal expanding over 3 years. There were additional $10 million as signing incentives.
After departing the Packers Flynn did not fare well. He left one team for the other and didn’t get any starting position. Now resigned by the franchise, he has been given the task of adding new plays to the old books. With Seneca Wallace now shifted to injured reserve after a groin injury, the quarterback position is one the Packers really need to stress on.
Flynn said he never expected to end up back with the Packers and felt he had a second chance to restart his straining career.
“Definitely never expected to be back here in this locker room,” Flynn said. “I feel very fortunate and blessed to have this opportunity, but looking back at the last year and a half, last two seasons, definitely didn’t go the way I planned on it, for whatever reason that was.”
Flynn was determined to get back in the flow of things and help his team win games.
“But I feel like I’m still the same player I was when I left here and I’m still a confident guy,” he continued, “a confident player and whatever I can do to help this team out and hopefully bring some experience for this team back here.”