Report: Packers to workout Matt Flynn on Monday, due to QB injuries
The Packers have been frequently visited by the injury bug, especially at the quarterback position this season. The team is missing regular starter Aaron Rodgers for a couple of games after he fractured his collarbone last Monday against the Chicago Bears. This opened the door for backup Seneca Wallace to start against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 10. But the Packers’ quarterback situation grew increasingly dire after Wallace went down with a groin injury on the opening drive against the Eagles at Lambeau Field this Sunday.
Coach Mike McCarthy seemed pleased by third-stringer Scott Tolzien’s performance after he replaced Wallace in the first quarter of Sunday’s 27-13 loss. Tolzien finished by completing 24-of-39 passes for 280 yards, while throwing one touchdown and two interceptions against the Eagles. Still, Packers have no healthy quarterback behind him on the active roster. Moreover, Tolzien was only recently promoted to from the practice squad, and until Sunday he had not taken a snap in an NFL regular season game.
This lead to multiple reports that the team will likely look to plug the void somehow, and many analyst penciled in former Packer Matt Flynn as the first player to get a call from the club at some point this season. ESPN.com’s Ed Werder made an update on the timetable in his Sunday report, but claiming that the Packers will work out the sixth-year quarterback as soon as Monday. According to the report, the Packers want to evaluate the health of Flynn’s passing arm.
The Packers must have some confidence in Flynn’s knowledge on Green Bay offense after he spent his first-four NFL seasons there, as a backup to Rodgers. He has since played for the Seattle Seahawks, after signing a three-year, $26 million contract in 2012, but lost the starting battle to then rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. The 28-year-old Flynn also signed and then released by the Oakland Raiders earlier this year.
Over 39 career regular season games since entering the NFL, Flynn has thrown 1,329 yards for 10 touchdowns and six interceptions while positing an overall passer rating of 90.2.