Matt Flynn has started 2 games in the NFL. In his first, a game with playoff implications last year on the road at New England, Flynn was 24 of 37 for 251 yards with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. In his second this past Sunday against the Lions, he completed 31 of 44 attempts for 480 yards with 6 touchdowns and 1 interception. His 6 TDs and 480 yards were both Green Bay Packer franchise records for a single game. In both starts, he had a QB Rating of over 100 and a completion percentage over 65 percent. After the Detriot game, Packer's head coach Mike McCarth said about Flynn, "Well, it’s clearly one of the best performances I’ve been a part of, no doubt about it. I can’t say enough about Matt Flynn. The whole world got to see what we see every day. He’s a talented young man, he has full control of the offense and just the way he plays, he’s very even-keeled."
Coming from someone who molds quarterbacks, I'd say that's pretty high praise, praise McCarthy has been singing about Flynn for the last few seasons, it's just that people outside of Green Bay don't hear about it. I think it's safe to say that Flynn will be getting the payday this offseason that accompanies an opportunity to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. The only question is, "Where?" That's a question I'm about to answer.
First, let's knock out all the teams that already have their franchise QB and obviously won't be adding Flynn to their roster anytime soon.
New Orleans* (Keep in mind Drew Brees isn't yet under contract for next season and could become a free agent - I'm just assuming he's too valuable and they'll re-sign him after his MVP caliber year, but if he walks I think Flynn would be a perfect fit for this offense)
New York Giants
Next, let's eliminate the teams that already have young QBs they want to groom for the future and won't want to add Flynn to that scenario.
This is the group that probably won't look to sign Flynn for whatever reason, even though I believe they should seriously think about it.
New York Jets
Arizona (They might look at him, but they already dug their grave and spent waaaay too much money on Kevin Kolb last year)
That leaves these 8 teams: Miami, Buffalo, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Washington, San Francisco, and Seattle.
All of these teams will have a decent amount of cap space entering the 2011-2012 offseason, and this may come down to which coaches end up in which spots - Miami, Jacksonville and Kansas City will all have new head coaches next year. Here are my rankings from least likely to sign Flynn to most likely.
8. San Francisco
1. Kansas City
I believe Flynn will end up with one of the top 3 teams I've just listed, although like I said, it may still depend on which coaches end up where. My best fit of these teams: Cleveland. My personal prediction: Kansas City.