Packers Not Expected to Use Franchise Tag on Matt Flynn
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com reports that the Packers are “unlikely” to use the franchise tag on backup quarterback Matt Flynn.
Florio’s report is based off of a statement made by ESPN’s Adam Schefter sometime on Monday.
With Flynn’s six touchdown performance against the Lions in Week 17, there has been much speculation as to whether or not the Packers would try and tag and trade the young quarterback.
Flynn is set to be a free agent in 2012, and will be a hot target for teams such as Miami, Cleveland, Seattle, and Washington.
However, if the Packers wanted to take a big risk, they could tag Flynn and send him packing elsewhere in exchange for draft picks for the 2012 NFL Draft.
The problem is that the risk is $14.5 million dollars that would be guaranteed to Flynn, and if the Packers were unable to find a dance partner, they’d be stuck paying that out.
This opens up more speculation, however, as to where Flynn would sign, but you can bet that the four aforementioned teams will definitely be in the hunt for him this off-season.
On January 11th, NFL Soup took time out to discuss five places Flynn could end up.