By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Miami Dolphins have released their secret as to why they didn’t make a hard charge after free agent quarterback Matt Flynn.
New head coach Joe Philbin and general manager Jeff Ireland were not entirely convinced Flynn would beat out Matt Moore. Moore started 13 games for the Dolphins last season.
Philbin was Flynn’s offensive coordinator with the Green Bay Packers for four seasons. And he is reportedly unsold on Flynn as a starting quarterback in the NFL.
The team was also not willing to pay Flynn more than $5 million per year. Flynn recently signed a three-year, $19 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks, with $10 million guaranteed.
The team was not willing to pay Flynn more, because of Moore’s contract. He is due $2.5 million next season.
In addition, the team signed David Garrard to a one-year, $3.35 million dollar contract with incentives that could reach $ 5 million after Flynn signed with the Seahawks.
Flynn has spent his entire career with the Green Bay Packers, where he has played the past four seasons. He is 1-1 in two starts. Yet, he has appeared in 34 games.
This past season, he went 33 of 49 for 518 passing yards. He also had six touchdowns and two interceptions.