If Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy had his way, the team would have three quarterbacks on their game roster next season.
McCarthy and the Packers have not had three quarterbacks on their roster since the 2008 season, and it is hard to believe they would want to change that trend now.
Green Bay won the NFC North lasts season going 8-7-1 after Flynn led the team to a tie, and two one point wins late in the season. Overall Flynn was 2-2 as a starter for the Packers.
“I’d like to have Matt back,” McCarthy said on Tuesday at the NFL Meetings, via ESPN Wisconsin. “I thought Matt was a good addition to our football team. I have great respect and admiration for him, just being around him a lot on a positional basis. Yeah, I’m hoping financially it works out.”
Flynn began 2013 being traded from Seattle to Oakland. After one start there he was released and later signed with Buffalo. After the Bills released him he signed on with the Packers following injuries to Aaron Rodgers and Seneca Wallace.
If re-signed Flynn would compete with Scott Tolzien for the job of Rodgers backup.
“Do I like Matt Flynn in the quarterback room? Absolutely,” McCarthy said. “Not only Matt as a player, but there’s value he has. He’s been there, he’s got experience, his relationship with Aaron. He carries a lot of value. That’s added value. But also you have to continue to improve. How do you improve? Competition.”
Overall last season Flynn threw for 1,392 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions.