Every Green Bay Packers fan knows about Matt Flynn's famous Week 17 game in 2012. Flynn lit the Detroit Lions up for 480 passing yards and 6 touchdowns on New Year's Day in place of Aaron Rodgers, which he parlayed into a $26 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks that offseason.
What fans might not know, though, is Rodgers was apparently operating as the offensive coordinator during that contest. He made this surprising revelation on the Pat McAfee Show this week, saying he was calling most of the plays during Flynn's breakout.
Flynn seems to have corroborated Rodgers' story, but he also roasted his former teammate in the process.
Flynn addressed Rodgers' claim on Twitter, saying he "had to audible outta most of them." The best part of this reveal is no one knows who's right. It's possible Rodgers was dialing up the plays that led Flynn to a multi-million dollar deal, or it could've been the backup calling his own shots en route to a truly memorable day.
Either way, this is a hilarious new piece of information that only adds to the history of Flynn's Week 17 showcase. He made out pretty well after that record-setting performance, earning $14.5 million of the $26 million contract he signed with Seattle.
Flynn then ended up back in Green Bay for most of the 2013 season and all of 2014 before officially moving on from the NFL.
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