According to Brad Gagnon of ESPN, QB Matt Flynn decided to sign with the Seahawks because it felt like the better fit for him, despite the fact that he spent a number of seasons with new Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin while in Green Bay.
“I felt it’s a program that’s really on the rise,” said Flynn, “doing the right thing, is being led by the right type of people.”
Flynn obviously has high hopes for a team that has posted back to back 7-9 seasons. Flynn added that he’s “close with Joe [Philbin], I think a lot of him. I think he’s gonna do a great job in Miami.”
The Dolphins decision to trade WR Brandon Marshall probably didn’t help their chances of signing Flynn. Miami was also reportedly trying to “low-ball” Flynn during the contract negotiations while hoping that his relationship with Philbin would win out.
It’s clear that the Dolphins are ready to begin the rebuilding process so Flynn probably made the right decision.