Adam Schefter reports the Jets will sign free agent quarterback Matt Flynn.
Jets are going to sign former Packers', Raiders', Seahawks', Patriots' QB Matt Flynn to a one-year contract, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 18, 2015
Flynn has played two stints in Green Bay and also spent time with the Seahawks, Raiders, and Bills. Most recently, he was with the Patriots and released early in the offseason. In Flynn's first four seasons, he started two games for Green Bay, playing very well in both. This led to the Seahawks giving him a fairly substantial free agent deal. He never started a game for Seattle, however, as he lost a training camp competition to a rookie by the name of Russell Wilson. He returned to Green Bay in 2013 after his time in Oakland and then Buffalo.
Flynn's career 61.3% completion percentage and 17-11 touchdown to interception rate are solid. Most of his work came in Green Bay's system, though. It's tough to believe two teams in need of a quarterback like the Raiders (This was before Derek Carr.) and Bills would have given up on him so quickly if he could execute outside that system.
Flynn will really just be on the team so the Jets do not need to expose a rookie who is not ready in Bryce Petty. Mike Maccagnan indicated today that Geno Smith will likely be out at least four games.
Maccagnan indicated he expects Geno to miss first four games.— Seth Walder (@SethWalderNYDN) August 18, 2015