What if the Green Bay Packers make it deep in the playoffs and actually win the Super Bowl? Could you imagine that if it wasn’t for Matt Flynn, they would not be there?
Matt Flynn was once a Green Bay Packer, but after Buffalo released him earlier this year, he somehow found a way back to Wisconsin. Flynn ended up leading the Packers to a couple wins and setting them up for a do or die rally against the Chicago Bears. Thankfully quarterback Aaron Rodgers was good enough to return and really give the Packers the boost they needed to win the game.
Flynn dazzled Packer Nation and the NFL back in 2011 when Green Bay decided to rest Aaron Rodgers for the playoffs. The Pack played Detroit in what would ultimately be a meaningless game, but it meant everything for Flynn.
He threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns that afternoon, and led the Packers to a thrilling 45-41 win. That performance alone earned him a contract in Seattle, and he’s been bouncing around the league ever since.
Poetically enough, after stints in Seattle, Oakland and Buffalo; Flynn found himself back in Green Bay helping out the Packers when they needed him the most.
Replacing an injured Rodgers, as well as Seneca Wallace and Scott Tolzien, Flynn somehow led the Packers to a 2-2-1 record. That included an amazing come from behind victory in Dallas that saw Flynn lead the team back from down 3-26 at the half. The Packers won that game 37-36, and Flynn finished with 299 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.
I don’t know about you Packers fans, but do you feel Matt Flynn should be given an extension and kept on the roster as a back-up?