Oakland Raiders Will Let Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor Compete

Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (6) on the sideline in the rain during the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

When the Oakland Raiders were looking to move past quarterback Carson Palmer at the helm of the offense, many though that signaled a move forward for Terrelle Pryor. His mobility makes him an attractive option at quarterback for the Raiders in the new pistol and zone read offenses of the NFL.

But they’ve since traded for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn, who was behind Russell Wilson and one of those new NFL offenses. But the Raiders haven’t decided which way they’re leaning and will host a open competition for the quarterback position this off season.

“As expected, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said Matt Flynn will compete for starting QB spot, along with Terrelle Pryor,” Raiders blogger Steve Corkran tweeted.

Pryor is already at a disadvantage already, as Flynn is the early favorite to win the starting position.There is “much organization skepticism” about Pryor’s future and ability as quarterback.  But Flynn could fall victim again to a more athletic and mobile quarterback. Wilson is a better passer than Pryor however.

There however is still no guarantee that Flynn will be penciled in ahead of Pryor, and if Pryor seizes this opportunity he could still win that job.

Topics: Matt Flynn, Oakland Raiders, Terrelle Pryor

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  • Jay Haskins

    “As expected, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said Matt Flynn will compete for starting QB spot, along with Terrelle Pryor,”
    Pryor will be the starter. Flynn was signed to be a good backup/nsurance policy. It’s pretty obvious considering the Raiders only have to pay Flynn 2 mil. Good, smart deal by Reggie

    • Pridenpoise

      Wishful thinking, this is exactly why they brought Flynn in. Flynn is one of Reggie’s guys Pryor is not, and I think it’s BS but watch and see Pryor has no shot at starting now.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=603408740 Daniel A Martinez

        I disagree with both of you. Pryor has a legit shot at starting, but he is a terrible passer. Unless he improved dramatically, he’ll be riding the pine. Reggie is not an imebcile. He’s bringing people aboard whom he thinks can win. Dennis Allen’s ass is on the line, so he will be using whoever looks and plays the best this preseason. It’s childish to think that a professional general manager would let ego get in the way of football decisions. Al Davis ain’t running the show anymore, so relax.

        • BigJazzy

          I Disagree with u on how terrible a passer u think TERREL Pyror is , heck the only game the kid got to play in he threw for 2 TD’s and Ran for 1 TD while splitting the reps with Lienart that wk of practice . He deserves a Shot and the Fans will pay to see TP play instead of covering up 10,000 seats so the game won’t be blacked out locally .

          • Jay Haskins

            Well said!!! Finally a poster with some common sense

          • BigJazzy

            Yes Sir give this kid a chance to take us to the next level but it’s quit obvious that Dennis Allen don’t wont him at Qb heck he didn’t even dress him out until the last 2 games of the season so that crowd wouldn’t be hollering for TP TO PLAY

          • http://twitter.com/RickyBo60099188 Ricky Bobby

            The game was also in a typhoon & marcel Reece was dropping everything!!

            Believe this : DA is not going to give TP a fair shot to win the QB job. He made that obvious last season by the way he hosed TP in the KC.& Caro games.
            Just by DA’s interview yesterday I’m surprised I could make out what he was saying with Flynn’s schlong down his throat.
            Unless Reggie fires DA all we will see is avg white guys like Matt Gio, Myers & Palmer while better players like Ross, Ausberry & Pryor sitting on their helmets.

        • AnthonyMills

          Good point yet lets see what TP has developed over the last couple of months I feel for Flynn as well he may get beat out again in Oakland unless something mysterious happens from here to the end of training camp Ijs

        • Pridenpoise

          Well I disagree with you Matt Flynn, where’s the proof that he can win why don’t you get your head out of Reggie’s ass, and wake up and smell the coffee this team won’t win more than 3 games this year. Everybody keeps saying what a great job Reggie is doing, this is the easy part anyone can slash contracts and overpaid players lets see the Results, before we start proclaiming Reggie the next Great GM.

  • Cetswayo Dawson

    I listened to Dennis Allen regarding the acquisition of Flynn. It sounds to me like Pryor has no “real” opportunity to start because the coach is playing favorites.

  • AnthonyMills

    I think trading for Flynn was bullsh t it seems DA and Reggie have their head stuck solely up their hating asses x3 it’s going to be ashame when TP6 beat Flynn out sounds like dejavu to me. And last but not least let the best man win remember the key is to move the chains.

    • Mike Dyce

      I think Wilson has a better arm than Pryor, so it might not be as easy for TP6.

      • AnthonyMills

        Who the f ck is wilson man

        • Mike Dyce

          Russell Wilson has a better arm than Terrelle Pryor, makes him more two dimensional and why he beat out Flynn in Seattle. Pryor doesn’t have the arm Wilson has so it won’t be as clear cut, Flynn could still beat him out.

          • AnthonyMills

            Ok gotcha ;-) good point we will have to see if Mr Pryor has put in the work as far as his accuracy his footwork and pocket presence sure thats saying a whole lot there I wish.him and Flynn the best of luck and. Personaly I hope tp make da and the gm eat their words of doubt about him lol.