Monday, November 11, 2013

Packers Sign Backup QB Matt Flynn

I guess his elbow is OK. Per Chris Mortensen, the Packers are going to sign QB Matt Flynn:
I'm glad to see Flynn get another chance, even if he isn't the same player he was back in 2011. But he's not the answer at quarterback either. Here is how each of the three backup QBs have played in their past three games when they were the primary QB:
Player Pass Attempts ESPN's QBR
Tolzien 39 26.4
Wallace 19 7.7
Flynn 32 2.9
According to ESPN, a QBR of 50 is an average quarterback (think Sam Bradford) while 25 is really bad (think Brandon Weeden). Tolzien's clearly the best of the bunch, even if the results were awful last week.

Signing another quarterback was an absolute must because it's not clear that Seneca Wallace will be able to play next week. Even if he is damaged, he's a better option than John Skelton.


Jack Niemuth said...

I like Flynn's experience. Even if Tolzein has been better this year, I'd rather Flynn start

Brandon said...

I was surprised at how well Tolzien played last week. I'd like to see how he'll do with a full week of practice with the first team. He might surprise with two bad pass defenses (Giants and Vikings) on the horizon.

Jack Niemuth said...

I'm not sure Brandon. He did alright against the Eagles, but struggled in the red zone. I'd just rather have a guy with experience play.

By the way, I sent you an e-mail a few days ago. It's kinda big, so make sure to check it out.

PackFaninFl said...

Let the "Flynnsanity" begin!!! Welcome back Matt Damon, i mean, Matt Flynn !

I agree that Tolzien is the guy you go with...but I love the idea of Flynny coming in should Tolzien get rocked early.

I sure hope that dead arm I saw in Oakland (guys, he was throwing wobbly 20 yard passes -- it was awful!) has been healed.