Will the Oakland Raiders Regret Starting Terrelle Pryor Over Matt Flynn in Week 1?

By Dan Parzych
Terrelle Pryor
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One of the main reasons why Matt Flynn was excited about leaving the Seattle Seahawks for the Oakland Raiders was due to the fact that he seemed to be the favorite to win the starting job at quarterback. Unfortunately, it appears Flynn will be watching from the sidelines once again for at least the first week of the 2013 NFL season.

Terrelle Pryor will reportedly start Week 1 at quarterback for the Raiders against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday–which shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone when considering how the preseason has gone so far between the two quarterbacks. Flynn may have shown potential over the years, but it’s hard not to look at Pryor and think he gives the Raiders their best chance at winning this year with the type of preseason he had over the last couple of weeks.

As bad as it sounds, Flynn just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to winning starting jobs at quarterback as this situation has occurred in each of the last two seasons. First, Flynn joined the Seahawks with the intention of taking over the starting job before losing it to Russell Wilson and now it’s the same exact situation all over again with Pryor earning the starting gig in Week 1.

If Flynn can’t even win the starting job in Oakland, it may be a strong indication of what type of quarterback he really is considering is–especially if he can’t even manage to beat a quarterback like Pryor.

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