Who wants Matt Flynn?
ESPN's Adam Schefter isn't sure anyone does to be a starting quarterback. At least that's what he said Wednesday on ESPN Radio in an appearance with Mike and Mike.
We ask that question here in a more earnest fashion, trying to outline those teams that might have a desire to add Flynn.
This morning we started out with those three teams most desperate for quarterback help. We continue now with three teams that figure to be looking to upgrade or improve their depth chart at quarterback, but for whom Flynn might not embody a clear-cut path to improvement.
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Situation: The Browns have a new coach Rob Chudzinski and a question at quarterback as they're not ready to commit to Brandon Weeden as the starter going forward. Norv Turner is Cleveland's offensive coordinator, which is a pretty significant factor going forward. Up until Jim Harbaugh arrived in the NFL, it was Turner who had gotten the most out of 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. Turner was San Francisco's offensive coordinator in 2006, the year the 49ers beat the Seahawks twice and Smith seemed to be coming around in his second season. Turner left to coach San Diego after that season, and Smith stumbled his way through the next four seasons until Harbaugh's arrival in 2011.
Six degrees of Matt Flynn: The Browns had a vacancy at quarterback a year ago, and didn't so much as sniff at Flynn. But that was a different regime with Mike Holmgren as president, Tom Heckert as general manager and Pat Shurmur as coach. The coaching staff has changed, but that doesn't mean Cleveland will be any more likely to pursue Flynn this time around.
Prognosis: Long shot. If Cleveland's going to trade for a quarterback, Smith sure seems to be a lot more likely candidate.
The NFL open market and Matt Flynn, part deux
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