According to Adam Schefter of ESPN:
QB Matt Flynn reached agreement with the Packers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 15, 2014
Flynn was scheduled to be working out for the New York Giants on Tuesday. There's been no word if such a workout ever took place, or whether it motivated the Packers to come to an agreement with Flynn with faced with the prospect of losing him, but the timing of the deal would seem to point in that direction.
Details of the contract have not yet been released.
In re-signing Flynn, the Packers have assured they bring back an experienced option to compete for the backup quarterback job to starter Aaron Rodgers.
Flynn was the fourth starting quarterback the Packers tried at midseason last year after Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone.
Signed at midseason after being released by both the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills, Flynn brought stability to the Packers quarterback situation, leading the team to two come-from-behind victories against the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons and a tie against the Minnesota Vikings.
Flynn eventually gave way to Rodgers, who returned for the regular-season finale and the team's lone playoff game.
During the NFL Combine, head coach Mike McCarthy said he would like to bring four quarterbacks on the roster, and Flynn joins Scott Tolzien among those already under contract.
If the Packers bring in any more competition, it will likely come in the form of a rookie, either a draft choice or college free agent.
Flynn never used injury as an excuse, but rumors and reports cirulated last season that an elbow issue prevented him from displaying the same arms strength he previously demonstrated. Tolzien certainly showed off a better arm, but Flynn showed have more veteran savvy and experience in directing an offense he knew like the back of his hand.
Typically the Packers only keep two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster, so a heated battle could take place during the team's offseason program and last into training camp.
Last season, Flynn completed 62 percent of his passes with an eight-to-five touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Flynn became the eighth player set to become a free agent at the start of the 2014 negotiation period to re-sign with the team, joining Sam Shields, B.J. Raji, Andrew Quarless, Mike Neal, James Starks, John Kuhn and Jamari Lattimore.
Former Packers still on the open market include Jermichael Finley, Ryan Pickett, Johnny Jolly and Rob Francois.
Brian Carriveau is the author of the book "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America," and editor of Cheesehead TV's "Pro Football Draft Preview." To contact Brian, email [email protected].
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