The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Selected by Green Bay Packers as first of two seventh-round selections (209th overall, 12th QB) in 2008 NFL Draft, April 27, 2008…Signed first contract, July 23, 2008…Signed by Seattle Seahawks as unrestricted free agent, March 21, 2012…Acquired by Oakland Raiders from Seattle for 2014 fifth-round choice and conditional 2015 selection, April 1, 2013.
At a glance
CAREER: Won the backup quarterback job with Green Bay as a rookie in 2008...While serving as Green Bay’s backup for four seasons (2008-11), played in 34 career games with two starts...During his tenure, he completed 82 of 132 attempts for 1,015 yards with nine TDs and five INTs...In his two career starts, totaled 731 yards with nine TDs and two INTs...Joined Dan Marino and Kurt Warner as the only three QBs to throw three-plus TD passes in each of their first two career starts...With Aaron Rodgers inactive on Dec. 19, 2010, got the starting nod against an 11-2 Patriots team that entered the game with a league-high 15-game winning streak at home...Completed 24-of-37 passes for 251 yards and three touchdowns with one interception for a 100.2 passer rating in Green Bay’s 31-27 loss...Became the first Packers QB to throw three TD passes in his first career start since Anthony Dilweg posted the same number on Sept. 9, 1990...Also saw significant time in 2010 in Week 14 at Detroit after Rodgers sustained a concussion in the second quarter...Completed 40-of-66 passes (60.6 percent) for 433 yards, three TDs and two INTs for an 82.4 passer rating...Played in five games at QB in relief of Rodgers in 2009 after seeing action in three contests in his first season, as one of only six rookie quarterbacks in the NFL to throw a pass in 2008...
2012: Saw action in two contests while serving as Seattle’s backup quarterback...Was 5-for-9 (55.6 percent) for 68 yards and a 79.9 passer rating in Week 14 against Arizona...Helped the team rout the Cardinals 58-0 after coming into the game in the fourth quarter.
2011: Saw action in five games with one start...Was 2-for-2 for 38 yards against Minnesota on Sept. 14 with a 118.8 passer rating...The second start of his career came New Year’s Day vs. Detroit where he played in one of the most statistically outstanding performances by a QB in Packers history...Completed 31-of-44 attempts while setting single-game records with 480 yards and six TDs, including an 80-yard touchdown pass...Joined Y.A. Tittle and Joe Namath as the only three QBs in NFL history to have posted 480-plus yards and six-plus TDs in the same game...Completed 5-of-7 attempts for 73 yards and a TD on the game-winning drive.
2010: Appeared in seven games with one start, completing 40-of-66 passes for 433 yards, three TDs and two INTs (82.4 rating)...Active, but did not play in other nine regular-season contests...Played in one postseason contest, serving as the No. 2 QB in the other three, but seeing no action...Saw the most extended playing time of his career to that point as he entered the game for Rodgers (concussion) with 1:12 remaining in the first half a Detroit on Dec. 12...Connected on 15-of-26 passes for 177 yards with an INT...Made his first career start at New England on Dec. 19...Completed 24-of-37 (64.9 percent) for 251 yards and three TDs with one INT against the 11-2 Patriots...According to Elias Sports Bureau, his 100.2 passer rating was the highest by any NFL quarterback making his first career start against a team with a 10-2 record or better since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.
2009: Served as the No. 2 QB for the second straight season...Played in 15 games, handling holding duties for FGs and PATs in the first 13 games and seeing time at QB in five contests, completing 7-of-12 passes for 58 yards with one INT...Saw first action at QB on the season when he relieved Rodgers with just under nine minutes remaining at Cleveland on Oct. 25...Completed 1-of-2 passes...Saw most extensive action of career at that point, coming in for Roders for final snap of the third quarter and playing the entire fourth quarter...Completed 4-of-6 passes for 36 yards.
2008: Played in seven games, three of them at QB and the last four games at holder. Completed 2-of-5 passes for 6 yards...Took his first NFL snaps with two kneel downs to end game at Detroit on Sept. 14 in a 48-25 win...On Sept. 28 vs. Tampa, played two series in the fourth quarter after Rodgers was sidelined with a shoulder injury...Completed 2-of-5 passes for 6 yards.
COLLEGE: Capped LSU career by leading the Tigers to the 2007 BCS National Championship with a win over Ohio State and earned Offensive MVP honors in the game...Finished career with an 11-2 record as a a starter, including a 10-2 record as a senior in 2007...Passed for 31 career TDs and served as the holder on FGs and PATs entire career...Threw for 2,407 yards and 21 TDs as a senior, including five games with three or more TD passes...Separated his shoulder in the third quarter of the season finale versus Arkansas, but returned to finish the triple-overtime Tiger victory...Was forced to miss the SEC Championship Game versus Tennessee the following week, but returned to lead LSU to the National Title versus Ohio State tying a school record with four TD passes in the 38-24 victory...Played a reserve role at QB in seven games as a junior...Threw for 133 yards and two TDs with one INT...Played in seven games at QB as a sophomore in 2005 and totaled 457 yards completing 24-of-48 attempts with seven TDs and one INT...As a redshirt freshman, served as the Tigers’ No. 3 QB and played in all 12 games, seeing action at QB in three contests.
PERSONAL: Given name Matthew Clayton Flynn...One of the top-rated QBs in the state at Robert E. Lee High in Tyler, Texas...Ranked the No. 20 QB in the country by multiple services...Threw for 1,679 yards and nine TDs while also showing versatility with 305 yards rushing and 12 TDs...Led team to a semifinal appearance in one of the toughest classifications in Texas with a broken foot for the last four games...Father, Alvin, was a three-year letterwinner (1967-69) at QB at Baylor... Majored in general studies...Sister, Amanda, is a stage actress who has performed in Mamma Mia in Las Vegas and Wicked in Los Angeles.
Jeanette Thompson hosts from the Superdome in New Orleans; Head Coach Dennis Allen, QB Matt Flynn and DE Jack Crawford talk about the loss to the Saints.
Jeanette Thompson reports from Napa, the Raiderette calendar is unveiled, and JT the Brick and Matt Flynn talk about Matt Flynn playing quarterback for the Raiders.