This is my first post here on Phinsider so please bear with me. A friend recently turned me on to SB Nation and I have been enthralled with the discovery. I have been lurking through the threads all week long brushing up on the only NFL franchise I have ever been a fan of, The Miami Dolphins. Being born and raised less than 20 minutes outside of Joe Robbie stadium (The only name I actually recognize for the stadium) I have been a fan of the Dolphins my entire life.
A question of my fellow fans.
That brief introduction aside I have come to some interesting thoughts these last few hours since the naming of our new head coach, Joe Philbin, and it has raised a question I would like to put to the posters of Phinsider. Especially all my FA and Draft guru types out there. It seems to be a general consensus, like it or not ,that Coach Philbin will most likely pursue Matt Flynn as our new quarterback. (Personally I am not completely apposed to the idea though I think I would rather have RG3. ) With that being said I have also been perusing the Green Bay site to see their take on the situation. And it seems they believe that now they have FInley locked up in contract the will stick the Franchise tag onto Matt Flynn to see if they can get some value out of him instead of just letting him walk. If this is true, the price may be a second round pick. Is this too steep a price for us? Maybe, maybe not. Though idealistically I would like to see us trade up for RG3 I realize we have moore fish to fry, pardon the pun. Is it a good possibility for us to trade down a few slots pick up an extra round two pick that we can shuffle off to Green Bay for Flynn and still fill a number of our needs? Granted FA's will determine the remainder of those need and the priorities the new coach has for them. And my other question is how does the Franchise Tag work when the player is traded after the tag is applied? What burden of the cap space does the releasing team carry? Can this actually make it easier for us to acquire more quality players?