This year’s best free-agent quarterback has narrowed down his choices to four teams. This year’s second-best free-agent quarterback is currently talking to two teams.
Matt Flynn, the former Packers backup quarterback, is engaged in contract talks with the Browns and Dolphins, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
The Browns are interested in bringing in a quarterback to replace Colt McCoy as the starter, and Flynn would be a sensible option. Cleveland isn’t in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes and was beaten out by the Redskins in the Robert Griffin III derby. If the Browns don’t land Flynn, that’s another step toward another season of McCoy as the starter.
The Dolphins signing Flynn makes a lot of sense because he and new head coach Joe Philbin spent four years together in Green Bay. But the Dolphins are in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, and as long as that’s the case, they’re not going to sign Flynn.
If Flynn wants to sign with a team that is ready to make him its starter, Cleveland might be his only option right now.