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Matt Flynn’s lack of experience has become more than food for thought in NFL conversation.
He has been sheltered under Aaron Rodgers under Joe Philbin’s system. At 26 he hasn’t seen much NFL action behind the clipboard.
His short resume may be the most impressive of any quarterback with two starts in NFL history. There is no question he has been cool under pressure when his name has been called. Two effective starts against two playoff teams: one against a New England team that would finish 18-1, and another that set Green Bay records in all major quarterback categories.
Pretty good resume for only two lines.
Kevin Kolb comparisons are a ridiculous notion. Flynn would be at home playing in Joe Philbin’s system he’s studied for years. Kolb never broke any records as a Philadelphia Eagle. Flynn holds single game records in multiple passing categories for Green Bay, one of the most storied franchises in the NFL.
How impressive was Flynn’s record-breaking day against Detroit last season? Grantland Bill Barnwell had some startling finds researching Flynn’s historic start here.
Scroll down to the Quarterback ‘Great Games’ chart. Flynn has set the criteria with his game against Detroit. Every quarterback on that list had played in a divisional playoff game at least once, and except for Mark Bulger, a conference championship game as well. Matt Flynn is on that list.
If there’s any better indication of future success, I would love to see it.