Will: Dolphins QB options dwindling

Flynn spurns Miami for Seattle

Published On: Mar 18 2012 06:16:24 PM EDT

When the offseason began, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stated that finding a new quarterback was a priority.  Well, the search continues and the options are dwindling.

The latest QB who Miami chased but decided to go elsewhere is Matt Flynn.  Flynn played for new Fins head coach Joe Philbin in Green Bay.  He was a back-up who learned the system under Philbin and star QB Aaron Rodgers.

Yet, for some reason, Miami didn't make Flynn a good enough offer.  He heads to the Seattle Seahawks for a deal that includes 10 million dollars guaranteed. 

Why couldn't the Dolphins match that?  Did they not feel 100% convinced Flynn could be a long-term starter.

It will be interesting to hear the answer.

Meantime, we all wait for a quarterback answer.  Next in line is 49ers starter Alex Smith.  Most assumed he'd re-sign with San Francisco after a breakout season, but with the Niners now in the Peyton Manning chase, he's looking at other options.

The former top overall pick could be a good fit in Miami, but remember, he was considered a major bust until his big season in 2011.  Is he worth the big contract he may command?

The Dolphins didn't feel Flynn was worth it, and we'll see if they think Smith is part of the future.

One thing is clear, the chase for a new QB, that Ross stressed was so important, has sure been a strange process.

Oh, and if you're wondering, former Jaguars starter David Garrard is scheduled for a visit to Dolphins camp on Monday.

Let the Dolphins March madness continue.