Oakland Raiders Rumors: Is Tyler Wilson the Projected Starting QB?

By Jeremy Hayes
Tyler Wilson
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Rumors are already floating around about who will lead the 2013 Oakland Raiders, and the answer may not be what Raider Nation is looking for.

The quarterback competition will be tight for the Raiders and the depth chart is expected to be as follows: Matt Flynn, Tyler Wilson, and Terrelle Pryor.

Flynn was traded from the Seattle Seahawks for a Raiders’ fifth-round selection in 2014. He is expected to be the starter for the Raiders, but nothing is ever certain in the NFL

Wilson was a fourth-round selection (112th overall) in the 2013 NFL draft. He was once anticipated to be a top selection back in 2012, but due to a non-stellar final year at Arkansas, his stock fell dramatically. He raised eyebrows when he was drafted, but raised even more eyebrows by performing exceptionally in organized team activities (OTAs).

Is Tyler Wilson the projected starter? Possibly.

What has Flynn proven to the Raiders to be the starter? Think about it; Flynn was acquired before the draft, and now that they have Wilson so what is stopping him from competing for more snaps for the Raiders?

The Raiders obviously wanted Wilson but did not want to reach for him. It’s hard to admit, but the Raiders had their first smart draft in a really long time.

Flynn is a good quarterback but has yet to win a quarterback competition in his career, and remember, he was a seventh round pick for pick for a reason. Wilson still has to prove himself, but if he does, he will start week one for the Raiders.


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