Matt Flynn’s first chance to be a starter in the NFL came with Seattle. Unfortunately for him, the Seahawks selected Russell Wilson in the draft and the former Badgers quicly wrestled the position away from Flynn.
Flynn was then traded to Oakland, but just like his time in Seattle, Flynn couldn’t keep the starting job, eventually being beaten out by Terrelle Pryor.
Now Flynn is back in Green Bay, competing with Scott Tolzien for the backup job to Aaron Rodgers. At this point, the battle is too close to call with two preseason games left.
After Tolzien went second last week, Flynn is expected to follow Aaron Rodgers tonight against the Raiders.
In the first two games, Tolzien has generated more yardsa and first downs than Flynn, but less points. Tozlien has led the Packers to six points, while Flynn is responsible for 18.
AUDIO: Matt Flynn says he focusses on the big picture things :14
A younger quarterback might be foaming at the mouth, trying to get back at his old team (Raiders). Not Flynn. “No, not really. It’s still a preseason game. I still have friends on the team. I don’t have any bad flood.”
AUDIO: Flynn says he won’t be playing with a chip :19
While Flynn and Tolzien are battling for the backup job, it’s still possible the Packers could keep three quarterbacks instead of two.