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Matt Flynn talking to Browns, Dolphins

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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.

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46 Responses to “Matt Flynn talking to Browns, Dolphins”
  1. plum13sec says: Mar 13, 2012 10:04 PM

    Did anyone really think anyone other than flynn was going to be the dolphins QB?

  2. jf203 says: Mar 13, 2012 10:05 PM

    He will be a Dolphin….manning is not going to Miami

  3. doggpound4ever says: Mar 13, 2012 10:06 PM

    Flynn to Cleveland only for a fair price

  4. finhead says: Mar 13, 2012 10:07 PM

    If the Dolphins don’t get at least Manning or Flynn I am going to have to fire Ross!

  5. coop16 says: Mar 13, 2012 10:08 PM

    This might not be the sexy QB addition that a lot of Browns fans were wanting, but it could be an important one. Matt Flynn is well schooled in the West Coast offense, has performed exceedingly well when given the chance, and is still young. It’s impossible to say for sure that this guy would give the Browns a big boost, but it’s a real possibility. As a Browns fan, I’m rooting for Flynn to be given an orange helmet.

  6. 305fan says: Mar 13, 2012 10:08 PM

    Fins will screw this one up within the next 24 hrs.

  7. killface4prez says: Mar 13, 2012 10:08 PM

    Don’t look now, but Ted Thompson is starting to look pretty smart for not slapping the franchise tag on Flynn. It’s looking like the market for his services is not as overheated as previously thought.

  8. kylemc1986 says: Mar 13, 2012 10:09 PM

    The fish had to trade Marshall to even the playing field. This guy is doomed, next Kolb/Cassel

  9. paulbrown46 says: Mar 13, 2012 10:16 PM

    I think that Flynn will land with the Dolphins, but I’m not over estimating Flynn’s relationship with Philbin. Flynn might also consider that the Dolphins are installing a new system whereas the Browns have already done so, which is the same WC system that he ran in Green Bay.

  10. gator2006 says: Mar 13, 2012 10:16 PM

    Why not just commit to Matt Moore? I can see Flynn getting s huge contract, Kolbing it, then basically playing out like the John Beck/Grossman derby. Matt Moore has Romo potential.

  11. domeinate says: Mar 13, 2012 10:18 PM

    Was hoping he would go to Seattle

  12. dolfanatik says: Mar 13, 2012 10:20 PM

    West Coast Offense.

  13. biglebronski says: Mar 13, 2012 10:21 PM

    Colt McCoy will not lose the starting job to Matt Flynn. The only three QBs available that are better than Colt this year are Peyton Manning and the guys that will be drafted #1 and #2 overall.

  14. snoqualmieterry says: Mar 13, 2012 10:21 PM

    I hope the Browns sign him. I’m afraid my Seahawks might sign him. Next years college QBs are better.

  15. brownsgirl84 says: Mar 13, 2012 10:23 PM

    The fanbase is restless in cleveland. The browns need to do something to show that they even care

  16. rethinklogic says: Mar 13, 2012 10:23 PM

    Knowing Jeff Ireland, the dolphins will end up with John Skelton

  17. gmsalpha says: Mar 13, 2012 10:25 PM

    Oh, Seattle will get a guy named Matt, but it won’t be Matt Flynn. They’ll tread water this year, add some talent to their roster in non-QB positions and wait for Matt Barkley to become available in next year’s draft.

    There are a lot of Matt’s at the QB position, now that I think of it. Besides Flynn, there’s Stafford, Ryan, Cassell Leinart , Shaub, and Moore. Maybe others, but still, that’s a lot.

  18. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Mar 13, 2012 10:26 PM

    Suck for Barkley

  19. randygnyc says: Mar 13, 2012 10:29 PM

    There’s no market for Flynn because he hasn’t made himself available until AFTER Peyton signs. If Miami doesn’t sign Peyton, there will be a bidding war of desperation between the fins and browns. Flynn’s worth would dramatically rise.

  20. cdngatorfan says: Mar 13, 2012 10:32 PM

    I actually am hoping for Flynn over Manning. Dolphins need a long term solution at the QB position and Manning is nothing more than a 3 yr stop gap.

  21. vikescry1 says: Mar 13, 2012 10:33 PM

    i’m really tired of people comparing flynn to kolb? is flynn peyton manning, tom brady, aaron rodgers? no, he’s not. and he may never be anywhere close to any of those guy’s. but comparing him to kolb is ignorant, he hasn’t played enough yet. but when he has(started) he has looked very good. makes good decision’s and is accurate. those are good quality’s to have for a qb.

  22. 69finfan says: Mar 13, 2012 10:34 PM

    Can Flynn catch because if he comes to Miami he has limited options to trow to.

  23. gator2006 says: Mar 13, 2012 10:35 PM

    Fellow gatorfan,

    If Manning really is a 3 year stopgap, the phins can find a better replacement than Flynn during those 3 years and get him ready. Remember after those 3 years, Flynn will be 30 anyway.

  24. vikefan says: Mar 13, 2012 10:40 PM

    I would think cleveland would be a great fit with a lot to offer for Flynn (especially chili’s “kickass” offense). the browns have a bunch of draft picks and would think this will be a team on the rise with Holmgren as GM in the next few years meaning an organization actually showing some promise like detroit & SF (minus moss). this team will be young and ripe with talent in next few years which should help make it a winner & promising for free agents.

  25. savocabol1 says: Mar 13, 2012 10:58 PM

    Please Browns don’t sign this years Kevin Kolb.

  26. ductguy says: Mar 13, 2012 10:58 PM

    I don’t understand all the hype about Flynn if Miami gets him Moore will beat him out and start and Flynn will be on the bench again not a good move and after Cleveland jacks his price up he definitly won’t be worth it

  27. audient says: Mar 13, 2012 11:04 PM

    Flynn to Cleveland! Make it so.

  28. realfootballfan says: Mar 13, 2012 11:05 PM

    This year’s best free-agent quarterback …..
    Peyton Manning didn’t get cut last week?

  29. lolb23 says: Mar 13, 2012 11:08 PM

    Manning to Fish! Right?

  30. seahawks4lyfe says: Mar 13, 2012 11:09 PM

    And who are the browns WR’s? Exactly, thats why colt Mcoy is not producing anything, if the browns drafy a WR and a decent RB in the draft and a WR i. The 2nd rd yhey would be a good team , their QB is fine just give him some targets

  31. oreo51 says: Mar 13, 2012 11:11 PM

    Flynn is this years flavor of the month. He was hoping for a big bidding war. That isn’t going to happen. He is small for a QB and has a noddle arm.

  32. sixburghrules says: Mar 13, 2012 11:15 PM

    I don’t want to see him in Cleveland

  33. brenenostler says: Mar 13, 2012 11:17 PM

    I have a feeling Miami will miss out on both Manning and Flynn. (Just like they did with Jim Harbaugh, Jeff Fisher, Matt Ryan, and Drew Brees)

  34. orlandodawg says: Mar 13, 2012 11:19 PM

    As a Browns fan I must say Matt Flynn is Kelly Holcomb v2.0 Holcomb looked fantastic in the wildcard loss to the Steelers with 26 of 43 passes for 429 yard and 3 TD’s. And promptly sucked the following year when he was the starter. I don’t want Flynn, ride out a year with McCoy and if he blows sell the farm, the shed, and Holmgren’s gold card at Ponderosa for Barkley.

  35. sixburghrules says: Mar 13, 2012 11:24 PM

    biglebronski says: Mar 13, 2012 10:21 PM

    Colt McCoy will not lose the starting job to Matt Flynn. The only three QBs available that are better than Colt this year are Peyton Manning and the guys that will be drafted #1 and #2 overall.

    Peyton did not play last year AND I can think of at LEAST 10 that are better than Colt…..I admit I thought he was pretty good his 1st year but they never put anyone around him so even Flynn will suck under those circumstances although I would fear Flynn more than Colt

  36. hiwaymessiah says: Mar 13, 2012 11:27 PM

    Flynn for the Win.

  37. buckifan4life says: Mar 13, 2012 11:31 PM

    No way Cleveland….WR is a priority and I see that the Browns are not making any moves (again). I am about at the point of hoping the Browns just shut it down. Pathetic every single season…

  38. ihaterexryan says: Mar 13, 2012 11:54 PM

    Is it to early to put up the Barkley to Miami Billboards?

  39. dlr4skins says: Mar 14, 2012 12:11 AM

    Who would ever want RG3 with Flynn Rider around?

  40. vincentbojackson says: Mar 14, 2012 12:11 AM

    Browns fans keep assuming Flynn is the next Kevin Kolb.

    Interesting because if Peyton signs with the Cards, Kolb will be cut loose. If the Browns then lose out on Flynn, Kolb could easily end up on the Browns radar.

  41. stevenfbrackett says: Mar 14, 2012 12:40 AM

    Go to Miami. If you need a reason – just look at how they recklessly endangered McCoy’s life last season.

  42. gator2006 says: Mar 14, 2012 1:10 AM

    realfootballfan says:
    Mar 13, 2012 11:05 PM
    This year’s best free-agent quarterback …..
    Peyton Manning didn’t get cut last week?

    Finish the paragraph. You will see that he refers to Flynn as the second best free-agent QB.

  43. yclevelandy says: Mar 14, 2012 1:20 AM

    I am not sold on Flynn but if they want to go that direction and use our first 3 picks on 2 wideouts and a rb (given Richardson somehow falls to #22) and let Colt and Flynn try to win the job then I am fine with that. If we still tank then we will be able to draft another supposedly great qb next year……..

  44. meytonpanning says: Mar 14, 2012 1:46 AM

    We get it he had [one] good [game] this year, but to say he’s the best free agent quarterback this year when PEYTON MANNING IS A FREE AGENT QUARTERBACK THIS YEAR is ridiculous. You’re giving him far too much credit

  45. cluelessdufus says: Mar 14, 2012 4:34 AM

    Don’t like it all of you how think who think he is good the same ones that think Robert Griffin III is going to be good I would give him a 2 year contract at most with no money guraunted

  46. squared80 says: Mar 14, 2012 9:02 AM

    2nd best FA QB?

    1) Manning
    2) Orton
    3) Campbell
    4) Garrard

    Let’s not anoint Matt Flynn the next best thing on God’s green earth like you did Kevin Kolb. The guy has two games against teams that didn’t give a ****.

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