Perhaps, the most promising younger quarterback to hit the free-agency market this offseason will be Matt Flynn of the Green Bay Packers.
Interest had begun to circulate around Flynn after he was able to keep the Packers competitive in a game against the New England Patriots during the 2010 regular season. When Flynn took the field against a 2011 Detroit Lions team who had everything to play for and had a record-setting day, he flew to the head of the NFL’s most-wanted list.
There's a possibility with Flynn that the Packers will use the franchise tag on him in order to trade him and gain something from his departure, but whether or not that happens, Flynn will be leaving Green Bay in 2012. With that in mind, the teams in the most desperate hope of securing Flynn’s services include:
Things are changing in Miami, including the coaching staff. Former offensive coordinator of the Packers Joe Philbin will take over a struggling Dolphins team to try to right the ship. Rumor has it that Philbin is interested in taking Flynn with him to serve as the foundation upon which he will build his newest offensive powerhouse.
You can argue that Tarvaris Jackson spent most of his 2011 season playing at far less than 100 percent, and you would be right. That doesn’t stop the disappointment at the Seahawks’ 7-9 finish, nor does it keep people from pointing fingers Jackson’s way.
The Seattle offense is very compatible with Flynn’s style of play, including several emerging receivers who could be a big threat with the right quarterback throwing to them. Add in Marshawn Lynch and his powerhouse running game, and Flynn’s fit in Seattle seems like it might be perfect.
It’s possible that the Cleveland Browns will bite on a trade with the Arizona Cardinals to take Kevin Kolb out of the desert or trade up in the draft to acquire Robert Griffith III, but it’s also possible that they’ll simply turn to free agency and throw in their hat for Matt Flynn’s services.
Flynn would be a good fit for the Browns offense, and he’s proved that he’s probably more capable of running an offense than McCoy.