Aaron Rodgers: Flynn, Miami 'makes sense'

Green Bay Packers starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers says his backup, Matt Flynn, is a "strong possibility" for the Miami Dolphins.

Rodgers works closely with Flynn and did work closely with new Dolphins head coach and former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin. So Rodgers would know.

Here were Rodgers' comments, via ESPN Milwaukee:

"I think it’s a strong possibility that [the Dolphins] would make a run at him," said Rodgers, who is preparing for Sunday's Pro Bowl. "I think it kind of makes sense. Joe in that system, which I’m sure is going to be very similar to this system, and Matt having a great grasp of that and playing well in his recent opportunities. I think it would kind of make sense to bring Matt out there."

Miami owner Stephen Ross and general manager Jeff Ireland have made it no secret that the team will be searching for an upgrade at quarterback this offseason. The Dolphins’ three best options right now are Flynn, Peyton Manning and Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Of those three, I think Flynn is the most realistic alternative. The Indianapolis Colts will either keep or release Manning, who might not have enough information on the progress of his injured neck when free agency begins in March. Griffin is expected to go in the top five of April's draft. The Dolphins pick No. 8 or No. 9.

Meanwhile, Flynn is an unrestricted free agent, and Philbin makes Miami a very attractive destination. The offense and terminology will be similar to what Flynn used in Green Bay. Either way, expect to hear plenty on Miami's quarterback situation in the coming months.