That Boy Good! Packers Backup QB Matt Flynn Sets Single-Game Franchise Records For Pass Yards & TDs
Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn made the most of the final game of the season, making his 2nd career start in place of Aaron Rodgers, who was on Chilligan’s Island since the Pack already locked up home-field advantage.
Flynn decided to use the start as an opportunity to go out there and get it and etched his name into Lambeau lore in the process, torching the Lions defense for 480 yards and 6 touchdowns, both Packers single-game records.
Flynn, who is scheduled to be a free agent at the conclusion of the season, made himself a significant amount of bread with the performance, giving teams thirsty for a QB a good reason to offer up some substantial meal tickets to secure his services.
You have to wonder, with a performance like that from an unheralded backup, with some key players sitting out as well, how much of Aaron Rodgers success is a result of his talents, or the playmakers that he is surrounded with?
Or maybe Flynn is just good and ready to lead, after soaking up a few years of Rodgers’ ‘ism, just like Rodgers did (even if just by association) when Brett Favre was in town.
Video of Flynn’s game-winning touchdown pass after the jump…