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Matt Flynn aspires to start

Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:00 am
Edited on: May 15, 2011 10:01 am
Posted by Andy Benoit

With about one in four NFL teams finding themselves in either dire need of a quarterback or dependent on a rookie quarterback to play right away despite the possible absence of offseason team activities, the value of experienced NFL quarterbacks is higher than ever these days. Even better is when the experienced quarterback is still young.M. Flynn (US Presswire)

Kevin Kolb is the name everyone throws around in this conversation. But what about Packers backup Matt Flynn? The fourth-year pro also has just a year left on his contract and would cost a team much less. A solid Week 15 starting performance against the Patriots this past season put Flynn on the radar and drew attention for his potential in 2012.

Kareem Copeland of the Green Bay Press Gazette recently asked the former LSU quarterback about his contract situation and short-term future.

“I don’t know. I really haven’t been paying too much attention to it,” Flynn said. “The whole labor issues, just kind of been focusing on that. Who knows what the deal is. I love being a Packer and I’ll be here as long as they want me.

“It’s all kind of speculation right now, of what people want to write or whatever they want to say. You can’t say that anybody wants me or doesn’t want me. We’ll see what happens. I just like where I am right now.”

Flynn told Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin that he loves it in Green Bay but also has aspirations of one day being a fulltime starter. The Packers would presumably like to keep Flynn around as a long-term backup. But that could change if a desperate team decides to take a gamble and make a Charlie Whitehurst-like offer for Flynn. Just something to keep in the back of your mind…

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Matt Flynn aspires to start

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Posted on: December 3, 2011 12:27 pm
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Since: Oct 22, 2010
Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:57 pm

Matt Flynn aspires to start

Flynn has one things that most of these macho 1st round draftees don't have.. the humbleness that comes from being drafted in late rounds and having to work hard to survive several cuts in Green Bay for the past four years.  Whoever gets him will get a very serviceable quarterback for many years.  He reminds me of Mark Brunell, who was also a backup in GB, before he went on to start in Jacksonville.  I'm guessing at most it'll cost teams a 2nd rounder to get him.  He's a good guy that deserves a chance.

Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:36 pm

Matt Flynn aspires to start

You bet! In some ways Matt Flynn was a great LSU quarterback. No, he didn't have the strongest arm, was no super talent by any stretch, but he was a good, smart, and dependable quarterback. He rarely made mistakes, and made the plays he needed for his team to win.

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2011 4:48 pm

Matt Flynn aspires to start

I don't think Matt Flynn would be an Elite QB, but he does have good leader ship and football skills. He would be a great game manager behind center. I would like to see him get a shot at being a starter, and prove himself. As long as he is a backup he won't get that opportunity. I think most any player at any position would like the chance to start and not make it then to always set in the back ground and wonder "what if".

Since: Apr 4, 2010
Posted on: May 15, 2011 12:11 pm

Matt Flynn aspires to start

Find me a young NFL QB that doesn't aspire to start. Come on, tell us something we don't know for crying out loud!

Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:56 am

Matt Flynn aspires to start

Matt Flynn is a football-savvy, smart leader with all the tools necessary to be a great starter.  When he was with LSU, he led the Tigers to a national title, and was way under-rated in that role.

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