The Oakland Raiders have a starting quarterback penciled in for the 2013-2014 season, acknowledged GM Reggie McKenzie.
McKenzie told the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that Matt Flynn is the “presumed starter” for next season.
The Raiders acquired Flynn earlier this offseason for a couple draft picks.
Flynn, who backed up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay for four seasons, signed a lucrative three-year, $19.5 million deal with the Seattle last offseason, only to be benched in favor of Russell Wilson. Wilson completely took over the reigns, leading the Seahawks to the playoffs and leaving Flynn in the dust.
He will head into training camp as the top quarterback on the depth chart, ahead of the raw Terrelle Pryor and fourth-round draft selection Tyler Wilson.
“Flynn is a quarterback who has served as a backup for two teams his entire career, one of them he played under the legendary Aaron Rodgers, and the other played behind a rookie quarterback who beat him in training camp and the preseason to take over his job,” senior staff writer Brian Banifatemi argued in an article published a month ago. “Doesn’t it just seem like the stars are lining up for Flynn to take over the reigns of the Raiders’ offense?”
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