Flynn a "strong possibility" for Dolphins

By Will Manso, Sports Director, wmanso@Local10.com
Published On: Jan 25 2012 09:16:37 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 25 2012 09:18:43 PM EST

Few people have worked closer with Packers soon-to-be free agent quarterback Matt Flynn then Packers starter Aaron Rodgers.  The pro-bowl QB knows Flynn's days in Green Bay are just about over, and the Pack's star thinks his back-up could end up in Miami.

“I think it’s a strong possibility that the Dolphins would make a run at him,” Rodgers said during a radio show in Milwaukee on Wednesday.  Rodgers says he's spoken to Flynn and his teammate knows that Miami will likely have him on its radar.

Of course, the Dolphins can't comment about any of this.  Flynn is still technically not a free agent, so Miami can't make any comments or offers.

One thing the Fins have done is make it clear that finding a quarterback is a priority.  Owner Stephen Ross made that a point when he introduced new head coach Joe Philbin, and GM Jeff Ireland also stressed the point while speaking at the Senior Bowl.

Rodgers pointed out how Flynn's working relationship with Philbin could play a major factor in his decision.  Flynn would not need to learn a new offense in Miami with Philbin now the coach, which should make the transition to starter much smoother.

The Dolphins likely won't be alone in chasing Flynn's services.  Rodgers mentioned Seattle as another possibility, while teams like the Redskins and Cardinals could also be in the mix.  Remember, Flyhn has started just two games in his NFL career, but he closed the 2011 regular season by throwing a franchise record 6 touchdowns in a game over Detroit.

Unless he surprisingly re-signs with the Packers, or Green Bay puts the franchise tag on him, Flynn would become a free agent in March.

 

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