Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/4/12
In 2008 the Green Bay Packers selected Matt Flynn in the 7th round with the 209th overall pick. That year, Flynn competed with Brian Brohm for a second-string roster spot behind Aaron Rodgers, a battle that Flynn won against all odds. Brohm had advantages in size, arm strength, and speed, yet Flynn managed to beat out his fellow rookie for the title of backup quarterback.Flynn’s first start came December 19th, 2009 against the New England Patriots when Aaron Rodgers was not medically cleared to play. In that outing, Flynn completed 23 of 37 passes for 254 yards and 3 touchdowns. The game came down to the final play when Flynn was sacked on the New England 15-yard line and lost the ball, resulting in a 31-27 loss.The next time Flynn would see significant action was in a 2012 start after the Packers had already clinched the No. 1 seed. In the final game of the regular season against the Detroit Lions, Flynn threw for 480 yards and 6 touchdowns in a 45-41 victory. Both stats are Green ...
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