Thanks to the Geno Smith sucker punch incident Mike Maccagnan and the New York Jets are expected to sign quarterback Matt Flynn.
By Robby Sabo
It’s definitely fact that rookie quarterback Bryce Petty didn’t impressive anybody last Thursday night as the New York Jets fell to the Detroit Lions 23-3. He completed just 10-for-18 and 50 yards during more than three quarters of play.
Therefore, Mike Maccagnan and Todd Bowles cannot go into the 2015 season with just Petty as the lone backup to starter Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Since the “sucker punch heard round the locker room,” a few names have been banded about as potential veteran quarterback signings. No one worst than the next (see Rex Grossman).
It seems now they’ve settled on Matt Flynn.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jets are expected to sign the 30-year old, seven-year NFL vet to a one year deal. He was released by the New England Patriots on August 10.
Flynn has played for three different teams – Packers, Seahawks, Raiders – including a second go-around with Green Bay in 2014.
We all remember him for that remarkable 2011 season finale with the Packers. Against Detroit in Lambeau, Flynn threw for six touchdowns, 480 yards and completed 31-of-44 passes. It was a single game which allowed him to earn mega bucks the following offseason with the Seahawks.
Quite simply though, other than that lone performance he’s been a complete and utter disappointment.
The third and final quarterback spot will likely come down to Flynn and undrafted rookie Todd Heaps.
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