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Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn - #15 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 225 lbs.
Birthday 06/20/1985
Birthplace Tyler, TX
College LSU
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 7th round, 2nd pick by Packers

Flynn earns high marks in first start for Packers

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
In his first major test at the pro level, the consensus is that Matt Flynn passed with flying colors in an impressive 251-yard, three-TD performance in the Packers’ 31-27 loss to the Patriots Sunday evening.

Packers players of the week

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 2:46 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush selects Green Bay’s players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in the team’s Week 15 loss to the Patriots in Foxborough.

Pats survive Flynn, Packers for 12th win

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. ET
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes as New England edged the Packers 31-27 for their sixth straight win Sunday night.

Rodgers ruled out; Flynn to start vs. Pats

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
The Packers declared QB Aaron Rodgers (concussion) out for Sunday night's game against the Patriots. Backup QB Matt Flynn will get his first career start.

Packers fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 10:46 a.m. ET
In this week’s Packers fantasy focus, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush focuses on QBs Aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn.

Packers have utmost confidence in backup QB Flynn

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 6:23 p.m. ET
As far as qualified backup quarterbacks go, team sources tell us the Packers have felt for a while now that third-year pro Matt Flynn more than fills the bill.

Three-and-out with Wayne Larrivee

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
Every week, Packers radio play-by-play man Wayne Larrivee, who also co-hosts the “Pro Football Weekly” syndicated radio show with PFW editor-publisher Hub Arkush, answers three pertinent questions about the Packers.

Heat couldn't be greater on either Rodgers or Flynn

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush identifies one Packers player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week. Dan focuses on the Packers’ yet-to-be-determined QB for ...

Packers can ill afford to face Pats without Rodgers

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
What figured to be a prime-time dream matchup between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady could end up turning into the Packers’ worst nightmare if Rodgers is not cleared to play next Sunday evening after suffering his second concussion of the ...

Concussion comes at worst time for owners of Rodgers, Packers

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers was riding high as the most prolific fantasy quarterback entering Week 14. But it all could come crashing down at the worst possible time.

Rodgers leaves game with concussion, will not return

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is out for the game with a concussion. Backup QB Matt Flynn has replaced him.


Posted April 01, 2013
The Raiders acquired Seattle backup Matt Flynn on Monday for draft picks, bringing an end to Carson Palmer's brief tenure as starter in Oakland even before they are done paying the steep price they dealt to acquire him.||||||| Flynn, a backup in college at LSU to former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell, has started just two games in five seasons as a pro. But it's those brief appearances that intrigue many NFL teams. He threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns in a loss at New England in place of an injured Aaron Rodgers late in the 2010 season. He then started the regular-season finale the following season, going 31 for 44 for 480 yards and six touchdown passes in a 45-41 win over D
Posted Aug. 27, 2012
Flynn will be the Seattle backup to rookie Russell Wilson after Seahawks coach Pete Carroll announced that Wilson will start the club's opener. Wilson being named the starter leaves Flynn on the sidelines and according to Carroll understandably disappointed.||||||| Flynn was Seattle's big free-agent splash in the offseason and the most highly sought after quarterback not named Manning after spending the last few seasons as Aaron Rodgers backup in Green Bay. But Flynn failed to show the same flashes as Wilson during his two preseason opportunities and sat out the game in Kansas City with a sore elbow. Fantasy owners have to be kicking themselves now if they picked up the overhyped Flynn.
Posted Aug. 21, 2012
Seattle coach Pete Carroll announced on Tuesday that Russell Wilson will start against Kansas City on Friday so there is speculation that Flynn could be the backup to the rookie.||||||| Flynn has struggled in the preseason and could easily lose the job that seemed to easily be his if he doesn't get his act together. Fantasy owners should monitor the situation closely.
Posted Aug. 14, 2012
Matt Flynn will get his second straight preseason start for the Seattle Seahawks with rookie Russell Wilson expected to play the second half on Saturday in Denver.||||||| Flynn was efficient, going 11 of 13 for 71 yards and an interception against Tennessee. Wilson was 12 of 16 for 124 yards, one touchdown passing and one rushing.
Posted March 19, 2012
Flynn says it was made completely clear before he agreed to join the Seattle Seahawks that he was going into an open competition with incumbent Tarvaris Jackson for the starting quarterback job.||||||| Flynn said during a conference call on Monday that when he visited with the Seahawks late last week, the entire situation felt comfortable and felt like the team was moving in the right direction. Flynn chose the Pacific Northwest over the chance to be reunited with former Green Bay offensive coordinator Joe Philbin in Miami, where Philbin is the Dolphins' new head coach.