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'Damn, dude. Chill': Former Packers QB Matt Flynn responds to reporter's Twitter jab

Posted at 4:32 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 17:41:43-04

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn is back in the news after his former teammate, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, recently became the NFL's highest-paid player.

Before the news broke, NFL reporter Adam Rank decided to put in his two cents about whether the Seahawks should pay Wilson the large sum of money.

In a tweet, Rank called out Seattle for thinking it would be fine at quarterback even though it paid Flynn $20.5 million in 2012 before naming Wilson the starter. Flynn appeared in only three games in Seattle and never threw a touchdown.

A poor move in hindsight, but Rank made his case and Flynn decided to respond with a simple: "Damn, dude. Chill."

Rank eventually apologized and said he didn't mean any harm in the jab. This is debatable, at the least.

Flynn has Green Bay's record for passing touchdowns in a game, with six.