Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn may be headed to Miami to play alongside new head coach and former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin for the Dolphins.
Flynn has boosted his stock thanks to two standout performances in the past two years filling in for Rodgers. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)
Packers starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers appeared on ESPN 540 Milwaukee's radio show on Wednesday saying that based on conversations he has had with Flynn in the past few days, the Dolphins seem like the backup's primary suitor, while the Seattle Seahawks are the next of the top dogs that may sign him.
Flynn is expected to become an unrestricted free agent in March.
I think it's a strong possibility that [the Dolphins] would make a run at him, Rodgers said during the show. I think it kind of makes sense. Joe [Philbin] in that system, which I'm sure is going to be very similar to this system, and Matt having a great grasp of that and playing well in his recent opportunities. I think it would kind of make sense to bring Matt out there.
Rodgers continued: I think with a talent like Matt, he would have success in just about any offense you plug him into, Rodgers said. I think you could see maybe a little bit more immediate success in an offense he's very familiar with, so I think you have to look at Miami, obviously.
The 26-year-old Flynn has played backup quarterback to Rodgers for four years now. And, in a manner similar to Kevin Kolb during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles, he has caught attention by sporadically producing big numbers.
Filling in for Rodgers, who was resting for the playoffs, in the last game of this season against the Detroit Lions, Flynn threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns and even rushed for a score in a 45-41 win. In December 2010, he filled in for Rodgers, who had a concussion, in a game against the New England Patriots, throwing for 251 yards and three touchdowns, despite a 31-27 loss.