Matt Flynn Throws 480 Yards, 6 Touchdowns: What Teams Are Interested in QB?

Eli Nachmany@EliNachmanyCorrespondent IIIJanuary 3, 2012

Matt Flynn Throws 480 Yards, 6 Touchdowns: What Teams Are Interested in QB?

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    Matt Flynn, a career backup signal-caller on the Green Bay Packers, had a huge game against the Detroit Lions recently, and with his free agency impending, a lot of teams are now interested in the quarterback.

    Flynn threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns against the Detroit Lions, leading his Packers to a season-ending victory.

    It is likely that Flynn will be a hot commodity this offseason and be a very-discussed name after the postseason.

    Here are a few teams that could go after the former LSU Tiger quarterback.

Scouting Matt Flynn

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    Before we discuss potential teams that Matt Flynn could end up on, we need to understand what Flynn's strengths and weaknesses are.

    Despite a limited sample size, it's obvious that Flynn has great touch and accuracy on his deep throws. The quarterback knows when to check down the football, but I don't rate him well in terms of making progressions.

    Flynn can run the ball a bit and has comparable mobility to teammate Aaron Rodgers—look for the quarterback to take off and run on occasion.

    Past that, I don't love Flynn's short-to-intermediate throws, but he makes acceptable passes and moves the ball downfield.

    This signal-caller has a nice arm and a flair for making a big play—whatever team gets him will be happy with their newest addition.

New York Jets

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    After the New York Jets late-season collapse, thanks in large part to Mark Sanchez, it is certainly conceivable to think that the team will move on to a new quarterback.

    Sanchez finished the year throwing 66-for-117 (56.4 percent completion), 615 yards and a 5:7 TD:INT ratio—"Gang Green" needs better numbers out of their signal-caller if they plan on competing next year.

    Flynn would be a viable option here and he could re-energize the Jet offense if brought in.

Miami Dolphins

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    This one is pretty unlikely, but without any long-term answer on the roster for quarterback, the Dolphins front office staff will bring up Matt Flynn's name this offseason.

    Flynn is a good quarterback and would develop instant chemistry with Brandon Marshall, but this isn't the best match for Miami.

    The team has Matt Moore, and right now, I can't see the Dolphins bringing in another quarterback if it's not via the draft.

Cleveland Browns

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    It's a slim chance that Flynn ends up with the Browns because the quarterback's skill set is not relevant to Mike Holmgren's idea of a perfect West Coast field general, but the possibility is worth discussing.

    The Browns could be on the lookout for a quarterback this season, and Flynn may end up in Cleveland.

    I doubt it happens, honestly, but the Browns are a possibility here.

Jacksonville Jaguars

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    The Jaguars could find themselves in the mix of the "Matt Flynn sweepstakes" after their quarterback debacle this season.

    It's safe to say that Blaine Gabbert is a bust at this point, and with a new owner in town, the Jaguars would be suited to get a new coach and quarterback.

    Matt Flynn could be that new quarterback, and he could utilize Marcedes Lewis next year like he utilized Jermichael Finley against the Lions.

Washington Redskins

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    The Washington Redskins have dealt with a lot of bad at quarterback this season, including the incapable Rex Grossman and even less capable John Beck.

    Matt Flynn, though a backup, would be an upgrade over either of the two signal-callers on the Washington roster and would give Mike Shanahan an easier time calling plays on the offensive side of the ball.

    Flynn is a tad mobile, too, which fits Coach Shanahan's system—if the Redskins miss out on Robert Griffin III, this becomes a real possibility.

Seattle Seahawks

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    Like the Miami Dolphins, I feel like the Seahawks would rather bring in a draftee at quarterback instead of signing a guy who's had some time in the league.

    Pete Carroll likes working with quarterbacks and I'm sure that he could find a way to get the absolute most out of Matt Flynn if the two were to unite.

    I don't see this happening—the Seahawks have a quarterback that is good enough with Tarvaris Jackson, and I'd be surprised if the team brought in another veteran signal-caller to compete for the job.