The Packers’ 35-21 win over the Bears may have set up a situation that could help the Redskins decide on their future quarterback.
The win wrapped up home field advantage throughout the playoffs for the Packers. Like the Redskins, the Packers will be playing what amounts to an exhibition game next Sunday against the Lions. Given the presence of Ndamukong Suh, who is not above going beyond the letter and spirit of the law when it comes to rough stuff, Green Bay will have good reason to keep quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the sideline and out of harm’s way.
That would put backup Matt Flynn in at signal caller. Flynn, 26, was a seventh-round pick of the Packers in 2009. He has attempted 88 passes in his career and he has one start under his belt.
If Flynn starts, or if he sees considerable playing time after an early exit by Rodgers, it would be on interest to the Redskins because Flynn is an unrestricted free agent after the season. He could be of interest to teams looking for a quarterback, which, of course, the Redskins have been for the past two decades. Any more film on Flynn beyond those 88 regular-season pass attempts and some preseason action would help the Redskins make an evaluation.
There will be plenty of time to talk about Flynn’s fit in Washington and whether or not he has the potential to be the answer. There could well be some more fodder for that discussion added on Sunday.