The Peyton Manning chase has dominated the football landscape this week, but he isn’t the only quarterback looking for a new home this offseason.
Matt Flynn is leaving the Packers and is expected to have plenty of suitors for his services once free agency opens on March 13th. For Manning, the big question is about whether or not he’s healthy enough to play at the level we’re accustomed to seeing from him. With two career starts under his belt, Flynn doesn’t have an established level of play and that means the question about him is just how good a quarterback he will become.
Aaron Rodgers has seen as much of Flynn as anyone and he shared his verdict with Peter King. Rodgers thinks his soon-to-be former teammate will wind up being better than half the other quarterbacks in the league.
“The team that gets Matt is going to be very happy, I can promise you. They’ll be getting a top-15 quarterback.”
It seems like a fairly measured statement since top-15 isn’t exactly the kind of thing that makes you want to rush out and hand over the keys to your franchise. But any team expected to be interested in Flynn isn’t coming from a place where they can turn up their nose at a quarterback in the upper half of the league. Whatever metric or method you use to rank quarterbacks, a quarterback in that range should get you in the mix for a playoff spot given the right supporting cast.
Now Flynn just has to live up to that prediction. If he does, he likely will make his new team very happy and make Rodgers look like a pretty good judge of future quarterback talent.