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

Oakland Raiders Will Let Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor Compete

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.

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