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