Experience: The obvious edge goes with Peyton Manning here. On one hand you have Matt Flynn who has a whopping 2 starts in his career. On the other you have a guy who has 2 starts in a Super Bowl. Not to mention Peyton is the greatest regular season quarterback that has ever played the game. And no, that isn't overstating it, the numbers don't lie! While I, along with many others, feel Flynn is ready to have his own team and be that franchise quarterback, when you put him side by side with Manning there is no comparison. Flynn will have a small learning curve and some bumps in the road, while with Peyton he has seen it all and done it all.
Brighter Future: The edge here would have to go to Matt Flynn. Peyton Manning has played his best football and coming off an injury he might never return to that level he was at ever again. Now, Kurt Warner at age 37 had some great years with the Arizona Cardinals, so in no way am I saying Peyton can't be great from here on out. But when you put him side by side with the younger Flynn, you would have to say Flynn's ceiling is higher as of today and there is more untapped potential there. Manning might be very good to great for a two to three year window, but he will be on the "downside" of his career, no two ways about it. Peyton has already peaked as a player.
Best Fit for Miami: I will have to say this is a PUSH. Flynn is familiar with Joe Philbin and the offensive style Philbin will wants to play so they will all be on the same page from day one. With that said, this is Peyton Manning we are talking about. Manning makes any offense better by just being on the field. Manning is a fit on any team. Period.
So at the end of the day where does that leave us? Honestly I am not sure. While you can make a case for the Dolphins going after either guy, I think right now I personally am slightly leaning towards Peyton Manning. The Dolphins don't need Peyton Manning to be 100% or what he once was, it would be nice, but its not mandatory. If Peyton is 80% of what he once was they can win a ring with him.There is no doubt in my mind about that. Combine that with the fact he seems to be willing to work his contract where there is little to no risk being taken on by the team and I see it as a no lose situation. With that said, if the Fins played it safe and went with Flynn...I wouldn't be upset!