Several reports last night indicated that Terrelle Pryor would start for the Oakland Raiders at quarterback despite suffering a concussion six days ago on Monday Night Football against the Broncos. He passed the concussion tests mandated by the NFL and the team, and was slated to get the start against the Redskins on Sunday.
However, Pryor apparently displayed concussions symptoms last night, and the Raiders are going with the backup Matt Flynn in his place. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Raiders players were told last night that Flynn would be the starter on Sunday.
Flynn was acquired to be the Raiders’ No. 1 quarterback, but was outplayed by the youngster Pryor during the preseason.
“I’m not going to try and prove anything,” Flynn told CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair last week. “If I do get the chance to play, then I’ll play the best I can. I’m going to go out there and lay it on the line and try to do the things I can to try help this team win. Nothing has shaken confidence in myself, so I’m going to go out there and I believe I can do it and do the best I can.”
We’ll see if the reports are true and it is indeed Flynn warming up on the sidelines in a few hours.