Starting Job is Matt Flynn’s to Lose With Oakland Raiders

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Last season, Matt Flynn joined the Seattle Seahawks with the intention of earning the starting job, but those dreams were quickly shattered when he lost the gig to Russell Wislon. One year later, Flynn is a member of the Oakland Raiders and even though it seemed like he would have to compete for the starting job–it appears the job is Flynn’s to lose.

General manager Reggie McKenzie has made it clear that Flynn is the presumed starter at this point in the offseason as Terrelle Pryor and Tyler Wilson are expected to give it all they have for the starting job as well. Flynn has shown plenty of potential over the last two years and despite losing the job to Wilson last year–there’s no reason why Flynn shouldn’t be able to succeed next year in Oakland.

Flynn has been waiting for an opportunity like this with the Raiders to prove himself and if he misses out on the gig once again–he’ll have nobody to blame but himself. The Raiders have been looking for a quarterback to build the franchise around for quite some time and they hope Flynn turns out to be the answer as he’s looking to take advantage of the opportunity.

It will be interesting to see what type of impact Flynn can have, but one thing is certain–this may be his best shot to make it as a starter in the NFL and the job is his to lose at this point.

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