After failing to move up to the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns are now looking to free agency to upgrade the quarterback position. The Browns are making a run at Matt Flynn, the back up to Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, who sent his stock shooting through the roof with a 480-yard, six-touchdown performance in his only start last season.
Cleveland is competing with Miami for the services of Flynn, according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Via Kelly:
The Dolphins and Cleveland are negotiating with Packers backup Matt Flynn, and will be exchanging contract offers with his agent soon.— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) March 13, 2012
Flynn, 26, is a four-year veteran out of LSU. He has made only two starts in his career with the Green Bay Packers. The Dolphins are still hoping to nab Peyton Manning, but are courting Flynn in the event that Manning chooses to play elsewhere. Via Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer:
Dolphins still want P. Manning, but are pursuing Matt Flynn in the event they strike out. If Manning to Miami, Browns have good shot/Flynn— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 13, 2012