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08:00 AM ET 01.26 | The coaching carousel caught swept a Packers coach to Miami, and there's now some speculation the team's backup QB might take his talents there, too. Matt Flynn to the Miami Dolphins? Aaron Rodgers thinks it's a "strong possibility." In fact, Rodgers on Wednesday told a Milwaukee radio station he sees the Dolphins and the Seattle Seahawks as the "two top dogs" in the race for the talented backup, expected to become an unrestricted free agent in March. This is based on a conversation with Flynn "in the last few days," Rodgers said of his backup quarterback in Green Bay the past four years. ... Rodgers, taking a break from Pro Bowl "preparations" in Hawaii, was upbeat about Flynn's chances to thrive in a new locale.

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January 26, 2012  08:22 AM ET

Getting rid of any possible competition?

January 26, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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Getting rid of any possible competition?

That's what I was thinking. He doesn't seem sad to have his talented backup leaving.

January 26, 2012  08:43 AM ET

One good game, and now he's better than Peyton Manning?

January 26, 2012  08:48 AM ET
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One good game, and now he's better than Peyton Manning?

he did really well in a game last year too....basically, he has shown tremendous promise even based on limited exposure....it's kinda like having Rodgers sitting on the bench behind Favre....just because he's on the bench in GB doesn't mean he isn't better than most other starters everywhere else....

January 26, 2012  08:51 AM ET
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That's what I was thinking. He doesn't seem sad to have his talented backup leaving.

Should he be?

January 26, 2012  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That's what I was thinking. He doesn't seem sad to have his talented backup leaving.

I think it's more of a realization that Flynn is a unrestricted FA and WILL be starting somewhere else next year....why get upset about the facts of life...just accept it and move on with best wishes for a guy that never did anything to wrong you....

OR, he could not care because he might actually think Flynn isn't a threat in GB and he wouldn't be a threat playing against GB either....no idea what Rodgers is thinking after the stats he put up this season....he could still be a decent guy or he could let it all go to his head and become like TO....

January 26, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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I think it's more of a realization that Flynn is a unrestricted FA and WILL be starting somewhere else next year....why get upset about the facts of life...just accept it and move on with best wishes for a guy that never did anything to wrong you....OR, he could not care because he might actually think Flynn isn't a threat in GB and he wouldn't be a threat playing against GB either....no idea what Rodgers is thinking after the stats he put up this season....he could still be a decent guy or he could let it all go to his head and become like TO....

Agreed, I really don't think Rodgers is looking over his shoulder at this guy, worrying about his job, but for the team, a competent back up is mandatory, in case of injuries. Flynn is probably better than some of the starters for other teams and deserves his chance to start.

January 26, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Our Man Flynn!!! Goes Fishing!!

January 26, 2012  09:42 AM ET

Dont let my Lions sorry display of Defense be the judge....two games he played and indeed he played well but isnt that what alot of people said about the kid from Philly....Ask Arizona how that money is working out. Talent level in Miami is not as it is in Green Bay (yeah I know he punched my guys with a bunch of backups lol damn defense) I say give the kid a try he is worth it but for how much is he worth it

January 26, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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Dont let my Lions sorry display of Defense be the judge....two games he played and indeed he played well but isnt that what alot of people said about the kid from Philly....Ask Arizona how that money is working out. Talent level in Miami is not as it is in Green Bay (yeah I know he punched my guys with a bunch of backups lol damn defense) I say give the kid a try he is worth it but for how much is he worth it

I would give money to flynn before I would a rookie QB.
Kolb was never anything but in Andy Reids press releases. That is why they never offered him the starting job after he got hurt.
Only the Cards were fooled on that one.

January 26, 2012  09:50 AM ET

It would be a smooth transition for Flynn to go to Miami and play for his old OC Philbin.

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January 26, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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Getting rid of any possible competition?

The competition could end up being on the field. Not as media-hypeable as Manning v. Manning, but still a game that should get the Sunday night slot.

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January 26, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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One good game, and now he's better than Peyton Manning?

Who said this? Anyways he was better last year than Manning was and if I was building a team I might consider a young healthy QB over a broken down old one.

January 26, 2012  10:36 AM ET

I hope the Packers can get some compensation for him. Even a 2nd rounder.

I am not sold he can be a starter but he does deserve a shot at it. He is a bit small and his arm strength isn't the best bu he is a smart player who is poised in the pocket. Credit the Mike McCarthy QB School for his development.

If I was going to guess I think he might fail. Wish him the best as long as he is out of the division but I do have my doubts.

January 26, 2012  11:07 AM ET

Miami is one of the best young teams in the NFL, get another Dawg to run the ball with Reggie and with da right Quarterback in Place they can some noise!!! Moore, Hemi, Flynn, Manning !!! Who knows, Go Figure!!!

 
January 26, 2012  11:28 AM ET

Rodgers and Flynn are close friends, and I'm sure he wishes him well. I also think he wouldn't mind if he went to and AFC team instead. I think Miami would be a great fit. Flynn reminds me of a Chad Pennington type. Not a cannon arm, but very smart and great touch on his throws. Also, being reunited with Philbin would create some continuity for the both of them. Grahan Harrell should also be a decent back up QB, he put up monster numbers in college, and took a pay cut to stay with the Packers. Being in that system makes the back ups desirable to other teams. Even back to the days of Favre, a number of his back ups went on to be starters including Mark Brunnel, and Kurt Warner ( who never made the team). I wish Flynn well. He was a winner in college, and I think he can be a solid starter in the NFL too.

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