Matt Flynn Rumors: Miami Should Reunite Quarterback and Offensive Coordinator

T.J. Mcaloon@@tjmcaloonContributorMarch 6, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 01:  Matt Flynn #10 of the Green Bay Packers is greeted by teammates and coaches after throwing the game-winning touchdown pass against the Detroit Lions 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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The Miami Dolphins can fix their quarterback issue by signing Matt Flynn and reuniting him with his former offensive coordinator in Green Bay and Dolphins new head coach Joe Philbin. 

The Miami Dolphins have not had a franchise quarterback since Dan Marino retired. However, they can have that franchise quarterback if they would make Flynn an offer that he cannot refuse. 

Izzy Gould of the takes a look at why Flynn to Miami would work out so well, saying: 

The Dolphins are in the market for a top-flight quarterback to add to their 2012 roster, and Flynn is considered one potential target. His ties to first-year Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, who coached him last season in Green Bay, seem to make Flynn-to-Miami an obvious connection.

What Flynn brings to the table is an understanding of the West Coast Offense, and his relationship with Philbin. That familiarity would potential make Flynn’s transition to Miami smoother than drafting a rookie, or choosing another option.

The only knock on Flynn is that he has such a small sample size as to what he can do as a starting quarterback. 

However, Flynn has had success in those three games posting nine touchdowns, 980 yards and only three interceptions. Last season Flynn started only one game, but he made the most of it, torching the Detroit Lions secondary for six touchdowns and 480 yards. 

Like Gould brings up in his piece above, Flynn isn’t coming into a new offense or working with a new head coach. The familiarity with Philbin should be enough for Miami to bypass on the potential of signing Peyton Manning or moving up to grab Robert Griffin III.

The NFL is a quarterback-driven league and the Dolphins need one that can help them compete against New England and New York Jets. Adding Flynn can be that missing piece that brings Miami back to the top of the division, a place they haven’t been since the 2008 season. 

That year, the team was led by Chad Pennington who was a free agent signing after being released from the Jets. 

This Dolphins team is good, but they are missing a quarterback who can put up big numbers. If they can sign Flynn, it will fill that missing piece in the Dolphins playoff puzzle.