Jets choose Matt Flynn as quarterback insurance


The New York Jets have added veteran quarterback insurance in the wake of Geno Smith's jaw surgery.

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The Jets signed former Packers backup Matt Flynn, the team announced Wednesday.

Flynn was released by the Patriots earlier this month when a nagging hamstring injury failed to cooperate. The Super Bowl champions opted instead for Ryan Lindley, who set a playoff record for ignominy as the Cardinals' emergency starter last January.

The need for a stopgap behind new starter Ryan Fitzpatrick became evident last week when rookie Bryce Petty struggled mightily in his preseason debut.

Flynn offers plenty of experience as Fitzpatrick's caddy. If he ends up seeing game action, however, the concern is that his arm is perhaps the weakest among NFL veterans.

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