Oh no, it’s happening to Matt Flynn again.
It seems the slope’s being greased once again for the veteran quarterback’s slide into a backup role. Granted, training camp performance will ultimately decide this but for now, it wouldn’t dramatize the situation to say deja vu is a potential outcome here.
Steve Corkran of Bay Area News Group is reporting that 2013 fourth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson is really impressing and could very well contend for the Oakland Raiders starting quarterback job that seemed Flynn’s to lose.
“I like the way that Tyler’s commanded the huddle,” Raiders Coach Dennis Allen told the Contra Costa Times. “I’ve liked the way that he’s gone through his reads. He’s picking up a new system, but I think he’s doing a nice job. I don’t think there’s any question about his arm strength and his accuracy.”
Corkran also beat the Wilson drum himself: “It says here that Wilson is on track to push Matt Flynn for the starting job right away and certainly push (Terrelle) Pryor for the backup spot held by Matt Leinart last season.”
Oakland escaped the Carson Palmer quagmire this offseason while dealing for Flynn in the process. It seemed the veteran quarterback would finally enter the regular season as the No. 1 starter after backing up Aaron Rodgers for years in Green Bay.
Flynn joined the Seattle Seahawks prior to the 2012 season with the starting job his to lose, before Seattle would draft eventual starter Russell Wilson in the third-round.
Now Wilson’s aiming to repeat history … Flynn was so close.