Jets Officially Sign QB Matt Flynn, Waive WR Arthur Williams



The New York Jets announced the signing of QB Matt Flynn and the release of WR Arthur Williams on Wednesday.


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Jets are signing QB Matt Flynn to a one-year contract.

Following the news that starting QB Geno Smith suffered a broken jaw, a number of veteran quarterbacks came up as potential options for the Jets including Flynn, Tyler Thigpen and Rex Grossman.

Recent indications were that Flynn could be signed at some point in the near future, so this really shouldn’t come as a major surprise.

Flynn, 29, hadn’t found any reported interest on the open market before the Patriots signed him to a one-year deal back in June.

Obviously, the Patriots were looking to bolster their depth at quarterback following the four-game suspension handed down to Tom Brady for his role in DeflateGate. However, he was later cut loose with reports saying that Flynn never passed his physical with the team due to a hamstring.

In 2014, Flynn appeared in seven games and threw for 66 yards while completing 50 percent of his passes to go along with no touchdowns and an interception in garbage time for the Packers.

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