(NEW YORK) — A familiar face has returned to Green Bay. Less than two years after leaving to sign a $26 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks, quarterback Matt Flynn is back with the Packers.
The Packers (5-4) need depth at quarterback with both Aaron Rodgers and Seneca Wallace sidelined with injuries.
It is the third team in the past seven months for Flynn, who has also spent time with the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders this season.
Head coach Mike McCarthy has said that Scott Tolzien will start against the Giants on Sunday, while Flynn will be the primary backup.
Flynn started at quarterback for the Packers in the final week of the 2011 season. He threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a win, setting two team records in the process. He became one of the most sought-after free agents during the 2012 offseason and inked a huge deal with the Seahawks.
Flynn’s career hasn’t been the same since leaving Green Bay, and he is hoping to make the most of his time with the Packers while Rodgers is on the shelf. He is familiar with the team’s offensive system and could see time if Tolzien struggles against the Giants.
Rodgers believes he is still a few weeks away from returning to action after breaking his left collarbone in a game against the Chicago Bears in Week 9.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire