Report: Packers to work out QB Matt Flynn on Monday

Will we soon see Matt Flynn back in a Packers uniform? (USATSI)
Will we soon see Matt Flynn back in a Packers uniform? (USATSI)

Packers coach Mike McCarthy already has made the decision on who will start next Sunday, and his name is Scott Tolzien. You'll recall, of course, that Tolzien was still on the team's practice squad last week.

He replaces Seneca Wallace, who replaced the injured Aaron Rodgers on Sunday but who injured his groin in the first half of Green Bay's loss to the Eagles.

And if Wallace can't play Sunday, that means Tolzien -- who, again, was an afterthought on this roster one week ago -- is the only healthy quarterback in Green Bay. That's why, as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, the Packers are bringing in Matt Flynn for a tryout Monday.

The paper writes that if Flynn's injured elbow checks out OK, the Packers will sign him to back up Tolzien. Because, for now, McCarthy seems OK with Tolzien's performance after he completed 24 of 39 passes for 280 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions vs. Philadelphia.

"I thought Scott Tolzien played as well as can be expected," McCarthy said.

Meanwhile, Flynn has been a huge disappointment since he put on the two most wonderful performances of his career when he was with Green Bay and backing up Rodgers. He signed a big-money deal with the Seahawks to be their starter, but Russell Wilson beat him for the No. 1 spot last year.

Then, he was traded to the Raiders where Terrelle Pryor won the starting job. After starting one game for the Raiders this season when Pryor was injured, Flynn was so bad that coach Dennis Allen demoted him to third-string before getting rid of him.

Flynn signed with the Bills as insurance for the injured EJ Manuel, but he was released earlier this month.

But he's gotten paid. As's John Breech points out, Flynn has made $14.5 million for just one start in the past two seasons.

So, even if he remains unemployed following his tryout with Green Bay, it might be tough for you to feel sympathy for Flynn's plight. He's done OK for himself even when he's not played well.

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