Matt Flynn returns to Packers

Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (10) reacts to a touchdown with tight end Andrew Quarless (81) in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium. Image by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Flynn returns to Packers

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Apr 15, 2014 - UPDATED: Apr 22, 2014

The Green Bay Packers are bringing back a backup quarterback who kept the team in the playoff race in 2013 before Aaron Rodgers' return from injury.

The Packers confirmed Tuesday what's Ian Rapoport initially reported a week ago:

The New York Giants were considering bringing Flynn in to back up Eli Manning, but he has apparently chosen the Packers instead.

Flynn directed the Packers to a 2-2-1 record while filling in for Rodgers in November and December of 2013. His work enabled the Packers to stay alive in the divisional playoff race, and Rodgers led Green Bay to the NFC North title with a win over the Chicago Bears in Week 17.