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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Matt Flynn reportedly negotiating with Dolphins, Browns; Seahawks also in mix

Now that the Redskins traded up in the draft to take Robert Griffin III and Peyton Manning has reportedly narrowed down his selections, the Matt Flynn free agent market is becoming clearer.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Flynn is negotiating with the Dolphins and Browns. They say the Seahawks were expected to bid on Flynn but are hosting former Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne. SI’s Don Banks says the Seahawks and Dolphins are Flynn’s market, and that the loser will likely end up drafting former Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

I’ve been wondering all along why the Dolphins are bothering with Peyton Manning instead of focusing on Flynn. I thought Matt played extremely well against the Patriots two seasons ago, and it goes without saying he looked brilliant against the Lions last year. He made short throws, intermediate throws, and long throws against Detroit, and he led several scoring drives. I think he will be a top-15 quarterback next season with the potential to improve over time.

Rather than bidding on a guy with health concerns who may only play 3-4 years, the Dolphins should sign Flynn who will give them a half dozen good years. Plus, he already knows coach Joe Philbin’s offense. What about the fit wouldn’t work?

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