Jul 29, 2013; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn (15) throws a pass under the supervision of quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo at training camp at the Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders: Matt Flynn Looking Good, Tyler Wilson Slipping


The Oakland Raiders are a few days into training camp now and observations are beginning to be made regarding positions that are up for grabs.

The most important one, obviously, is at quarterback, where newcomer Matt Flynn is looking good so far in practice.

“He has done nothing to lose ground,” according to Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group. “He’s been fairly consistent and error-free. Looks as if he’ll understand his limitations and lead the offense.”

Not surprising, considering that he is currently the No. 1 guy on the depth chart at quarterback.

“Matt’s our starting quarterback as we go forward right now,” said head coach Dennis Allen earlier this offseason. “and until the competition dictates otherwise, that’s where we’re going.”

From the looks of how Tyler Wilson has performed thus far, it looks like the Raiders will be sticking with Flynn. According to McDonald, Wilson “has had some rough moments and is getting his feet wet.”

In fact, Terrelle Pryor may be the backup quarterback come Week 1. Pryor has “improved as a passer,” and “looks as if he could be a viable option if Flynn goes down or in some speciality packages given his ability on the perimeter.”

On Monday, Pryor talked about how he has improved as a passer.

“I never really knew how to throw a football before,” Pryor told the Bay Area News Group. “It’s coming along. I’m getting way better. I probably missed four or five throws out of 80, 85 throws today. I might ice my arm as a precaution tonight, but it feels great.”

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  • Stanley Carr

    So u think the qb battle is between Flynn n Wilson? TP will win the battle, hater!

  • Ecade

    TP will Win the Job and DA should of Never declared Flynn the starter he is a Back up for life , let the Competition play out !!

  • Angel

    TP had one good pre season game. Have you watched his interviews?? Every single interview, TP talks to the camera like he was beaten as a child. Really scared and staring at the ground mumbling. Where’s the confidence?? Flynn will have the job hands down.

    • Donald Seavers

      You can have confidence on the football field and not in front of the camera. Completely irrelevant…

      • Angel

        He had 1 good game!! I’d take Flynn’s 2 games over Pryors great pre season game vs Lions and the 1 real game against the Chargers he had anyday.

        • Donald Seavers

          I wasnt disagreeing with you….Im saying his confidence in front of a camera has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with his confidence on the field.