Wilde’s source mention that the Packers are not going to bend the rules of the franchise tag to trade him for extra draft picks.
“(The Packers) don’t do business that way,” said an NFL source at the Combine.
The Packers would have to be prepared to pay Flynn a $14 million salary if they’re unable able to trade him in the coming weeks, assuming they used their tag on him. Wilde mentions that Aaron Rodgers, who currently makes $8 million per season, who go in and ask for a raise almost immediately if Flynn was getting that kind of money.
The franchise tag is still a possibility and the team has actually done a tag and trade before so it’s not out of the question. Wilde’s sources mention that Green Bay could be looking at getting a second-round pick in return for Flynn which is a pretty good investment when you consider that he was a seventh-round years ago.