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Rodgers believes Dolphins, Seahawks good fits for Flynn

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers believes his backup, Matt Flynn, might go to Miami to play for his old offensive coordinator, Joe Philbin, whom the Dolphins hired last week as coach.

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"I think it's a strong possibility that they (the Dolphins) would make a run at him," Rodgers told ESPN Radio in Milwaukee, saying he had talked with his backup in the last few days.

"I think it kind of makes sense," Rodgers said. "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."

The Dolphins used Chad Henne and Matt Moore at quarterback this season, finishing 6-10.

Rodgers also mentioned the Seattle Seahawks as a possible landing spot for Flynn, since that team's general manager knows the quarterback from his time in Green Bay's front office.

"John Schneider knows Matt, and he's pulling some strings up there with them," Rodgers said. "I think that would be an opportunity for him up there. Those are probably, in my opinion, the two top dogs that would go after him."

The Seahawks started Tarvaris Jackson at quarterback this season, with Charlie Whitehurst as the backup.

With the Packers intent on resting Rodgers for the playoffs, Flynn received his chance to start in the regular-season finale against the Detroit Lions. The four-year veteran from LSU played spectacularly, completing 31 of 44 passes for 480 yards and a Packers-record six touchdowns. That performance figures to make Flynn one of the most sought-after players on the market if, as expected, he becomes an unrestricted free agent in March.

Rodgers also had kind words for his quarterbacks coach, Tom Clements, a possible successor to Philbin as Green Bay's offensive coordinator.

"I'm feeling a little selfish when it comes to Tom," Rodgers said. "I have a real good relationship with him. It's been a real good six years together. I want to keep it going.

"I think Tom deserves to take a jump, though. I think it would be a seamless transition to have him as the offensive coordinator in Green Bay as Joe has moved on now."

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