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Will the Packers slap the franchise tag on Matt Flynn in the hope of getting something for him when he departs from Green Bay?
Will they simply part ways with him and accept the four years of reliable backup play as their only payment for his services?
There’s no doubt that Flynn will wear a different team’s colors in the 2012 season, but the details of his journey are still up in the air.
The Packers still have several days before the March 5 deadline when they must franchise Flynn or let him go in free agency. With Jermichael Finley wrapped up in a two-year contract, the Packers have no other free agents on whom the franchise tag will be better used.
On the other hand, though, the tag is a risk. There are plenty of suitors for Flynn’s services, but the Packers might greatly overvalue his worth in the open market.
If the Packers franchise Flynn and cannot trade him during the offseason, they will be saddled with two multi-million dollar contracts. In fact, Flynn will be slated to earn more than starting quarterback and reigning league MVP Aaron Rodgers if a prospective trade falls through.