Playing the free agent game in Peyton Manning’s shadow, Matt Flynn, the Green Bay Packers backup quarterback the past four years and the best free agent quarterback not named Peyton on the market, is in Florida today getting the red carpet treatment from the Miami Dolphins.
He visited the Seattle Seahawks‘ facility late this week and though Dolphins brass were afraid he may not make it out of the Pacific Northwest without a contract, Flynn’s father, Alvin, told the Palm Beach Post, that Matt had all along planned to make at least a couple of visits before making a decision on where to continue his future.
According to profootballtalk.com, the elder Flynn was quoted in the Post as saying, “He said it [Seattle] was a really nice place, and he enjoyed it. But he wanted to look at both of them. That was the way he felt going in.”
And in speaking for himself with his son in his best interests, Alvin said, “Logic would tell me he would do something this weekend or thereabouts. He doesn’t want to drag this out.”
It’s good to see Flynn going about business as he sees fit and not waiting around for Peyton Manning to rule the day. Flynn is a deserving athlete, no matter where he signs.
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