Starting Job at QB is Matt Flynn's to Lose With the Oakland Raiders

By Dan Parzych
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Last season, one of the biggest surprises turned out to be Matt Flynn losing the starting job with the Seattle Seahawks to Russell Wilson–who played a key role in helping the team reach the playoffs last year. Now, Flynn is looking forward to a fresh start with the Oakland Raiders and while the competition may not be as difficult as before–it doesn’t mean Flynn shouldn’t be able to win the starting job.

In fact, if you ask head coach Dennis Allen–it appears Flynn is the starter at this point and he would have nobody to blame but himself if he loses the job.

Flynn will be competing with Terrelle Pryor and Tyler Wilson for the starting job, but at least Flynn has an advantage over the other quarterbacks at this point. Even if things didn’t work out well enough in his favor in Seattle, there was a reason why the Seahawks were willing to bring Flynn on board prior to the 2012 season and the Raiders hope he can return to his old dominant level in 2013.

As bad as it sounds, the starting job at quarterback is Flynn’s to lose at this point as he will finally be receiving the opportunity that he was hoping for last year. Flynn showed plenty of potential as a member of the Green Bay Packers a few years ago–so it will certainly be interesting to see how this situation plays out over the next few months.

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