Redskins Also In Running For Flynn
The Washington Redskins may also be among the suitors for Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who will become a free agent in March.
Washington is looking to replace Rex Grossman and John Beck, both of whom started games for the team in 2011 and, uh… performed less than adequately. The Skins would be the third team presumed to have interest in Flynn, joining the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins, whose coach is former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin.
Unfortunately for Flynn, it looks like the big prize in the offseason quarterback derby is going to be Peyton Manning. The Indianapolis Colts are expected to release Manning and draft Stanford’s Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick.
If that happens, both the Redskins and Dolphins are expected to make Manning their top target. The good news for Flynn is, Manning probably doesn’t want to face his brother Eli twice a year and he’d have to do just that if he played for the Redskins. That makes any Peyton-to-Washington scenario unlikely.
The other wild card is the draft. Washington is believed to be interested in moving up to select Baylor’s Robert Griffin III if they can’t land Manning.
So, while Flynn could end up in Washington, we still believe Seattle is his most likely destination, followed by Miami. Washington looks like a distant third. Of course, it all depends on how the dominos fall.
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