Matt Flynn QB GB 2 Days
The Packers are planning on Matt Flynn starting in Week 15, but have left the door open for Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) to return.
"That's the way you have to go about it," coach Mike McCarthy said. "Aaron has hurdles to get over." Rodgers will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. With a division title still within Green Bay's grasp, they're going to give Rodgers every shot at returning, but have made it clear he won't be prematurely cleared. Even against the Cowboys' lowly secondary, Flynn wouldn't be more than a bottom-barrel QB2.
Matt Flynn QB GB 3 Days
Matt Flynn completed 24-of-32 passes for 258 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Packers' Week 14 win over Atlanta.
He also lost a fumble and scrambled six times for 28 yards. Although Flynn's numbers didn't wholly impress, his interception was tipped off of Falcons MLB Paul Worrilow's foot for a fluky 71-yard pick six by WLB Sean Weatherspoon, and the veteran largely managed this game respectably. The victory keeps Green Bay in the playoff hunt, and keeps Aaron Rodgers' (collarbone) availability relevant for Week 15. The Packers face the Cowboys next.
Matt Flynn QB GB 6 Days
Matt Flynn said he didn't have the full playbook and wasn't always certain of the play he was running during the Thanksgiving loss to the Lions.
Flynn re-signed with the Packers on Nov. 11, made a relief appearance on Nov. 24 and then started on just three days of preparation on Nov. 28. The result against Detroit was one of the worst performances of the season by a quarterback, as he went 10-of-20 for 139 yards with no touchdowns, one interception and two fumbles lost. This week, Flynn is taking all the first-team reps as he prepares to start against the Falcons Sunday. He should have full command of the playbook, giving Jordy Nelson and James Jones owners a shred of hope.
Matt Flynn QB GB 8 Days
Matt Flynn will take the first-team reps in Wednesday's practice, with Aaron Rodgers "also preparing."
Flynn was an unmitigated disaster in Green Bay's Thanksgiving debacle in Detroit, but coach Mike McCarthy believes he's "further along" than Scott Tolzien in terms of game experience and comfort in the Pack's system. Truly dreadful against the Lions, Flynn won't be in the QB2 conversation against the Falcons if Rodgers isn't ready to return.
Matt Flynn QB GB 13 Days
Matt Flynn was a disaster in Green Bay's 40-10, Week 13 loss to the Lions, completing just 10-of-20 passes for 139 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception.
Flynn also lost two fumbles in a game that will go down in infamy in Green Bay. 56 of Flynn's yards came on a contested garbage-time bomb to James Jones. He followed it up by losing his second fumble one play later. With Flynn presenting truly zero threat in the passing game, Detroit blitzed with impunity, racking up seven sacks. One doubled as a safety for Ndamukong Suh. Flynn was simply horrific, showing no velocity or pocket awareness. It's more clear than ever why he was sent packing from Seattle, Oakland and Buffalo. If Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) isn't ready for Week 14, Green Bay will likely turn back to Scott Tolzien. Thankfully, Rodgers should be ready to go.
Matt Flynn QB GB 14 Days
Coach Mike McCarthy named Matt Flynn the Packers' Week 13 starter for Thursday's game against the Lions.
Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has been ruled out. He participated in some individual drills this week but was never expected to be cleared in time on the short week. Flynn has been getting all of the first-team reps and will be backed up by Scott Tolzien. The last time Flynn faced the Lions, in Week 17 of 2011, he torched them for six touchdowns and 480 yards through the air. He's obviously not going to post those number again, but he'll be a decent plug-and-play QB2 option for Week 13. Look for Rodgers to possibly return in Week 14.
Matt Flynn QB GB 15 Days
Packers QB Matt Flynn took the first-team reps in Tuesday's practice.
Coach Mike McCarthy still refused to officially anoint Flynn as his starter for Thursday's trip to Detroit, but all signs point toward him getting the call over Scott Tolzien. McCarthy has all but ruled Aaron Rodgers out. The Lions' increasingly banged up and struggling pass defense isn't a bad matchup for a player who has shined in Rodgers' absence in the past, but Flynn is a bottom-barrel QB2 for Week 13.
Matt Flynn QB GB 16 Days
Packers coach Mike McCarthy remained noncommittal Monday when discussing the team's Week 13 starting quarterback.
McCarthy noted Matt Flynn played "very well" off the bench in Sunday's tie with the Vikings and "deserves to start" on Thanksgiving. Aaron Rodgers' (clavicle) chances of playing are "slim to none." McCarthy said he likes the way Scott Tolzien "has grown," and vowed to "do the best we can to get both ready," referring to Tolzien and Flynn. Look for Flynn to start at Detroit.
Matt Flynn QB GB 17 Days
Coach Mike McCarthy declined to name a Week 13 starter following Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
Matt Flynn replaced an ineffective Scott Tolzien midway through the third quarter and overcame a 16-point deficit to earn a tie. Meanwhile, McCarthy said he had "no idea" if Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) would be ready for Thanksgiving. "I don't have [an answer] for you," the coach said. If Rodgers can't go, it's hard to see the Packers turning back to Tolzien. Flynn would be a QB2 against a woeful Lions defense that gave up 247 yards and two touchdowns to Mike Glennon Sunday.