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Matt Flynn working out for Jets as search for Geno Smith cover continues

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The New York Jets, in the wake of dramatic events this week that saw Geno Smith require surgery on a broken jaw, appear to be moving forward with contingency plans.

With Smith potentially out for up to 10 weeks following his operation yesterday, the New York franchise are today casting their eye over a former New England Patriots quarterback as they look to add depth to a position that was already causing problems.

Close to home

As reported by NFL guru Ian Rapoport, Matt Flynn is in for a workout today - the veteran having only been released by AFC East rivals the Patriots last week after failing to earn a deal this offseason. 


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Flynn, who was with the Packers between 2008-2011 and again in 2014, was let go by the Patriots due to a lingering hamstring issue after arriving earlier in the offseason. The Jets though may have to overlook such concerns such is their QB predicament.

Limited options

The market for experienced free agency market isn't exactly bursting at the seams at this stage of the year and the Jets could do worse than the former LSU stand out as back up to Ryan Fitzpatrick.  

With rookie Bryce Petty the only other quarterback on their roster at this stage it is clear the Gang Green have to bring in another option sooner rather than later.

Flynn isn't the only one under consideration, but he might be the most likely despite his hamstring concern. Ex-Jet Michael Vick has already ruled himself out of the running, whilst Rex Grossman, whom the Jets brought in for a workout on Wednesday, has a sprained foot that is limiting him at this stage.

Jets fans: Would Matt Flynn be a good enough back up, and will Geno Smith ever get his starting job back? Have your say in the comments below...

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