The first big domino in the quarterback market fell today as Matt Flynn chose to go west and sign with the Seattle Seahawks.
The way that Flynn ended up in Seattle is leaving both commentators and fans alike stunned as it should never have happened. The Miami Dolphins had Matt Flynn in the bag but have seemingly played themselves right out by trying to pay Flynn less money than he was asking for.
What is more remarkable is the price that the Seahawks paid – only $26 million over three years with $10 million of that guaranteed. That Miami would try and pay much less than this is absolutely bizarre and it has to be said that the Dolphins management have a lot of explaining to do.
This story should be about the Seahawks being able to get the quarterback they needed. It should be about Matt Flynn, the records he set in Green Bay and the potential he showed at LSU. Instead, the incompetency of the Miami Dolphins is what everyone is talking about. Stephen Ross needed a home run but he’s struck out despite getting three hittable pitches.
The reactions of reputable commentators on Twitter really says it all:
The options for Miami are now very slim. It narrows down now to either Alex Smith or David Gerrard. With those being the options, having Matt Moore return to the starters job is also a possibility. There is also the possibility that the Dolphins start a rookie quarterback. Most likely here is Ryan Tannehill but Brandon Weeden is also a possibility.
If I’m a Miami Dolphins fan right now, I’m looking forward to the hype leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft when Miami draft Matt Barkley with the first overall pick.