I keep reading that the Browns should be in on Matt Flynn.
It's not going to happen.
Don't get me wrong, I am fully entrenched in the camp that believes we need a new Quarterback. But it's not Flynn. I don't know if Flynn is going to be the next Drew Brees or the next Matt Cassel or Matt Schuab.
But I do know that the Browns should not be winning the Matt Flynn derby.
Matt Flynn has thrown a combined 132 passes in his NFL career. That's pretty much all the Browns, Redskins, Seahawks, etc. have to go on. That's all they know. They can look at preseason tape, but that won't get them very far.
Of course, the reasoning is that they hired former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin. This is the only OC that Matt Flynn has ever worked with in the NFL. The guy who turned Flynn from a 7th round, 3rd string back-up into the hottest free agent QB this off-season. In perfect symmetry, the Dolphins also need a Quarterback. Don't be fooled by the mirage of Matt Moore. He already screwed the Panthers once, the Dolphins are in the hunt for a QB. They have already made this very clear.
So why does this matter to the Browns?
It's simple, if Matt Flynn is any good, he will be a Miami Dolphin. They have money, his coach, his offense and a starting opportunity. Why would he come to Cleveland over what he would have in Miami? If the Dolphins want him, he is going to be a
No doubt about it. If Joe Philbin, the guy who has handcrafted Flynn into the Quarterback he is now, doesn't sign him, that should set off every alarm possible. We should run in the other direction as fast as possible.
It's that simple. If he is any good, we won't be able to bring him in. If we can bring him in, we shouldn't want him.
So the next time you hear someone say "we should sign Matt Flynn!", tell them that if we do sign Flynn, we are already screwed.