Dec 9, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn (15) throws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 58-0. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders: Matt Flynn is “Presumed Starter”, Reggie McKenzie Says


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?”

What do you think, Raider Nation. Should Matt Flynn start in 2013? Answer the poll and comment below.

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  • D Lewis

    This is nfl politics at its best, the best Player always don’t get to play. money in contract dictate who start its a sham

    • goldenbaysports

      Russell Wilson started over Flynn in Seattle, when Flynn was clearly the higher-paid player. So not always true.

      • http://twitter.com/RickyBo60099188 Ricky Bobby

        It will be true when u have a HC that doesn’t want a Black QB starting in Oakland,

        • http://twitter.com/AutumnWind117 Joe Garcia

          Wow! Ok? I think Reggie has enough scouting experience to make that call but whether its DA or not i don’t think it has to do with race.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tabin.vargas Tabin Vargas

    If Tyler Wilson can work on his feet work I see him going in and turning heads

  • http://twitter.com/RickyBo60099188 Ricky Bobby

    Why was Flynn simply given the job? DA continues to hose Pryor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.schroeder.161 Chris Schroeder

    Back QB’s do not posses the brain power to make the decisions necessary to win a Super Bowl. That is a statistically proven fact. Not just a theory. Sorry if I offended anyone but stats do not lie. Vince Young/Michael Vick/cam Newton/RG3/Kaepernick/Russell Wilson, All are good quarterbacks no doubt. Good quarterbacks don’t win Superbowl’s for their athletic ability only their ability to make leadership decisions. Certain things that blacks do not posses no offense again.

    Obama would be the exception only he’s half white and still isnt a good president by any means when compared to past presidents with the exception of Bush n Bush jr.

    Now let’s look at Super Bowl winners. Joe Montana/Joe Flacco/Steve Young/Tom Brady/Peyton Manning/Eli Manning/Ben Roethlisberger/ And I can go on and on throughout history but I’d be here all day.

    Sorry if I’m not making any friends with this post but some things are just genetically impossible.