Immediately after last season ended, speculation about where Packers‘ back-up quarterback Matt Flynn could go was a very intriguing topic.
Everyone knew it would probably be with a team such as Miami, Washington, or even Denver where the quarterback position is a major issue. However, after former Packers’ offensive coordinator Joe Philbin became the head coach for the Miami Dolphins it became almost a no-brainer that Matt Flynn would end up becoming the Miami Dolphins future starting quarterback.
What has been transpiring over the past couple of weeks, However, has basically brought the question as to Flynn’s future home back to square one.
Immediately after the release of Peyton Manning by the Indianapolis Colts, Flynn went from being one of the top free agents to becoming almost an after-thought. The Manning buzz which has been going on every day since his release, has really thrown a wrench into Flynn’s future plans. Manning has already visited the Denver Broncos and the Arizona Cardinals. Manning has indicated he would like to stay in the AFC if possible which would make Miami a more likely destination, along with the beautiful climate he would enjoy.
As of today, Adam Schefter of ESPN has reported that sources have confirmed Manning’s top two teams as of right now are the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals and Manning has indicated that he would make his future destination sometime later this week. So maybe Flynn will land in Miami after all. Then again, the Manning show has been constantly changing so stay tuned for more updates.
In addition to the Manning drama, there has also been other quarterback news that could affect Flynn’s destination. With the Washington Redskins trading up to pick #2 in the draft, there is a 99.99% chance that the Redskins will draft Robert Griffin III, the Heisman winning quarterback from Baylor. I say 99% because the NFL can bring up some surprises. But in this scenario, there is basically no chance that the Redskins will not draft a quarterback with this pick. What this means for Flynn is another possible candidate for his future home being crossed off the board.
It is a little different scenario than where we were at just a couple months ago, but nevertheless, Flynn will find a home this offseason whether it’s with the Dolphins, Broncos, or whomever. Aaron Rodgers has already stated that he thinks Flynn has the potential to become a top 15 quarterback in the league. From what we have seen from Flynn in his two career starts, there is no reason to think otherwise.
Best of luck to Flynn and his future plans.