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The Packers may be looking to sell Matt Flynn's services to some desperate team.
The Green Bay Packers are the team that wrote the book on the tage and trade. In a piece for TGS, Will Horton highlights some of the big deals that have made the tag-and-trade option legitimate for the trading team.
First off, for those of you that didn't yet know, the Packers re-signed tight end Jermichael Finley to a two-year contract earlier in the day. No big deal right? Well, hold the phone.
The move, as accurately pointed out by virtually everyone covering the story, frees up the Packers' franchise tag. He was the guy the Packers had expected to apply the franchise tag to. With him locked down, there's a ton of speculation that the Packers will franchise backup quarterback Matt Flynn, and try to trade him away.
The Packers have traded away backup quarterbacks in the past, as I alluded to earlier. The Jaguars aquired Mark Brunell from the Packers back in 1995. The Se...
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With the news that the Browns are reportedly interested in making a run at Packers backup QB Matt Flynn, along with earlier reports they might trade up in the draft to land RGIII, Colt McCoy's days in Cleveland might be numbered.
Matt Flynn is stronger, smarter and more accurate after four years in Green Bay. Now is the time for the championship-winning college quarterback to run an NFL offense, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said at the Scouting Combine on Friday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. When the Packers reached an agreement Wednesday with tight end Jermichael Finley on a two-year deal, it accomplished two important things in one move.
First, the team retained Finley in a simple way when the negotiations could have gotten complicated very quickly. Second, it left Green Bay's franchise tag in play.
With quarterback Matt Flynn entering free agency...
Packers free agent C Scott Wells might get the chance to test the open market.
Quarterback Matt Flynn and tight end Jermichael Finley have commanded most of the free agent spotlight this offseason in Green Bay, with it being widely assumed that the Packers would eventually come to a deal with highly valuable free agent center Scott Wells sometime in the process.
Not so fast, says...
Miami's new coach, former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, and GM Jeff Ireland need a quarterback. Among the options are the Packers' Matt Flynn, though getting him could require a trade.
INDIANAPOLIS — Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson was so reluctant to reveal anything of substance at his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine that when asked to say anything about backup quarterback Matt Flynn he barely budged — acknowledging there’s a Matt Flynn who plays...
1. Drew Brees: Don't get too excited here. There is pretty much a zero percent chance Drew Brees walks away from New Orleans. Not only did he give the Saints their first Super Bowl victory, but he and the 2010 team helped reunite the city of New Orleans after Katrina. The city loves him.
Possible Destinations: New Orleans Saints
2. Matt Flynn: Flynn will most...
Ah, collector exploitation at its finest. The profit lizards at the NFL have done it again. Not only did the league create a specially minted coin just for the flip to decide which teams gets the 11th pick in the draft, but they’re apparently auctioning off that bad boy. C’mon, fans, it’s a one-of-a-kind piece. What if that pick yields a future Hall of Famer? You might conceivably...