Patriots Sign Veteran QB Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn

With Tom Brady set to miss the first four games next season, due to suspension, the New England Patriots have added a new quarterback to their roster: Matt Flynn.

The team signed the veteran backup on Thursday (June 11), essentially giving them backup options for Brady, who's suspension may or may not stick.

Second-year QB Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to start against the Steelers come Week 1, and they've released Garrett Gilbert.

Flynn has spent six of his seven NFL seasons in Green Bay, but became a free agent when the Packers chose not to re-sign him this offseason. In his career, he's thrown 357 passes and started just seven games. He threw just 16 passes as Aaron Rodgers' backup last season.