[UPDATE 2:37 PM EDT:]
QB Matt Flynn reached agreement with the Packers.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 15, 2014
Josh Freeman & Matt Flynn expected to work out for NYG tomorrow. Both to arrive in town today.— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) April 14, 2014
With Eli Manning sidelined for six weeks following ankle surgery, New York has been in the market for an extra arm as the offseason conditioning program nears closer. As it stands now, Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib are the lone other signal callers on the roster. Nassib has yet to play an NFL snap. Painter has thrown 16 passes in the last two years.
Last offseason, the Giants carried four quarterbacks (Manning, Nassib, Painter, David Carr) throughout training camp before cutting ties with Carr. With Manning recuperating, New York could elect to sign both quarterbacks. Manning is 33 years old. It is unknown how quickly he will recover.
Freeman, 26, has thrown for 13,724 yards, 80 touchdowns and 95 interceptions since being drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2010, he had his most successful season throwing for 3,451 yards, 25 touchdowns and just six interceptions.
While Freeman entered the league as a highly-touted prospect, Flynn entered as a seventh-round pick. After several years backing up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, Flynn signed a three-year, $26 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks. In the preseason of his first year, he was beaten out by rookie Russell Wilson.
Flynn was then traded to the Oakland Raiders, where he lost his starting job to Terrelle Pryor. After being cut, he returned to Green Bay. In seven years, Flynn has thrown for 2,475 yards with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He has worked under new Giants' offensive coordinator, Ben McAdoo.