Dolphins' Brandon Marshall Recruits Packers Backup QB Matt Flynn
After six seasons in the NFL and zero playoff appearances, Brandon Marshall is getting antsy -- and now, he's got a plan. Jeff Darlington at NFL.com reports that Marshall has reached out to Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn about joining forces in Miami next season.
"You've got some guys in the draft, but there's not too many guys out there just walking the streets," Marshall said. "Matt is available. ... We've talked. I reached out to him."
Marshall and the Dolphins went 6-10 last year with Matt Moore, Chad Henne and J.P. Losman splitting the snaps. Moore came on strong at the end of the year and finished with a respectable 87.1 passer rating, but Marshall isn't sure about the young QB's future in Miami.
"Obviously, Matt had a great year," Marshall said. "You don't want to take anything away from Matt, but I think we really bring in somebody who can compete and make the team better. We need someone who is going to grab a hold of our offense, hold everyone accountable and be that leader." Flynn, a former LSU standout, saw very limited playing time last season as Aaron Rodgers' backup. He did, however, have a huge afternoon in Green Bay's season finale, passing for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a shootout win over the Lions.