Flynn played a pivotal role in Rodgers’ absence last season.
The Green Bay Packers have confirmed that back-up quarterback Matt Flynn will return to the team next season after reaching an agreement on a new contract.
The deal was agreed after Flynn was scheduled to visit the New York Giants on Tuesday, but that was ultimately called off as the Packers made their move.
Flynn returned to the team last season after a spell as Aaron Rodgers’ back-up from 2008 to 2011, after Seneca Wallace sustained a groin injury the week after Rodgers went down.
He went on rally the Packers from a 16-point deficit to tie the Minnesota Vikings before starting the next four games and went 2-2 before Rodgers returned for the regular-season finale win over the Chicago Bears to clinch the NFC North title and reach the playoffs.
Flynn completed 61.4 per cent of his passes for the Packers last season while throwing for 1,146 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions, and although financial details of the deal have not been disclosed, he was signed on a one-year, minimum salary contract last year.
The 28-year-old had disappointing spells at both the Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders before returning to Green Bay, and will likely compete with Scott Tolzien for the back-up job this season.
Coach Mike McCarthy said last month that he would like to keep three quarterbacks on the roster for the upcoming season, and believes that not only does Flynn add to his talent on the field, he feels as though he makes a significant impact in the locker room with his “added value”.