2012 NFL Free Agents: 3 Teams That Must Get Matt Flynn

Adam SpencerCorrespondent IJanuary 29, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 01:  Matt Flynn #10 of the Green Bay Packerslooks for a receiver as Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions rushes at Lambeau Field on January 1, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 45-41.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Unless Peyton Manning gets cut by the Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn is the most enticing QB on the market.

In his one game as a starter this season, Flynn set two Packer records. He threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a Week 17 win against the Detroit Lions.

He’s ready to be a starter, which isn’t going to happen in Green Bay.

So, let’s take a look at three teams that could use his services in 2012.


Miami Dolphins 

The Dolphins are the most logical choice for Matt Flynn.

First, they have a solid offense, featuring wide receiver Brandon Marshall and left tackle Jake Long.

And second, they just hired Joe Philbin as their head coach, Flynn’s former offensive coordinator in Green Bay.

Philbin and Flynn are already on the same page and that’s important for a head coach and a quarterback. There wouldn’t be a learning curve for Flynn in the new offense and that would save the Dolphins from some early growing pains.


Washington Redskins 

Rex Grossman or John Beck? How about neither?

The Redskins aren’t in a great position to trade up to get Robert Griffin III in this year’s draft, so they should turn their attention to free agency.

Getting Flynn would give them a legitimate No. 1 starter. Then, they could focus on putting some offensive talent around him with the No. 6 pick.

A wide receiver would be a good move for the Redskins, who need someone to complement Santana Moss.


Seattle Seahawks 

Tarvaris Jackson isn’t a very good option at quarterback. With all the talent Seattle has at wide receiver, they need a quarterback who can get them the ball.

Flynn has a much better chance at doing that. He’s worked with Rodgers the past few years and has learned a lot from him. He also has experience working with elite wide receivers like Greg Jennings and Donald Driver.

He can teach the wide receivers just as much as the wide receivers can teach him.