Brandon Marshall is not letting the Dolphins sit back and wait too long to go looking for a QB. He’s already looking to do it himself.
Marshall, on the AFC Pro Bowl team in Hawaii, told NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington that he’s already spoken with Packers quarterback Matt Flynn about coming to Miami.
“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. I get it from Ray Lewis. Around this time of year, players talk to players.”
Marshall is not the first person to go out and try and grab players, and doing it early could give Miami the edge it needs to get Flynn, who will be a hot player on the free agent market.
Then you have the Joe Philbin factor, the former offensive coordinator, who is now the Fins head coach. If Flynn wants to go play somewhere where he knows the system and coach, South Beach is the perfect spot.
Marshall says that while Matt Moore played well last season, he knows the team needs a better player at that spot to get better.
“Obviously, Matt [Moore] 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.”