"The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have sav'd my life."-Falstaff, Henry IV Act 5, Scene 4
Browns Backers, I present Matt Flynn, the latest not-our-quarterback-of-the-week after which a significant contingent of our Backers brethren have desperately lusted for over a decade. Whether through pursuing "proven" talent like Jeff Garcia, Trent Dilfer or Jake Delhomme, clamoring for a streaky backup with an endearing moxie and a gunslinger mentality—Kelly Holcomb, Derek Anderson—or investing through the draft via trade-ups (Brady Quinn) and No. 1 picks (Tim Couch), the Browns consistently fail to protect their quarterback for the duration of an entire season.
Fear not; salty old Brian is here to tell you why it's not going to happen. Why it shouldn't happen. If it does, the Browns' front office would place a colossal wager on an unproven quantity in Matt Flynn.
I know some will holler that it's a quarterback-driven league, but would the Browns shell out $20 million in guaranteed money at any other position to someone with two career starts?
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