Terrelle Pryor has won the Week 1 starting quarterback position after competing all season against the team’s other choice, Matt Flynn.
While an official announcement has not been made, several reports are suggesting that the Oakland Raiders will make it official later in the week.
Pryor was drafted to the Raiders during the third-round of the 2011 supplemental draft. On Monday, Pryor took the first snap with the first-team offense while running drills for a large portion of practice.
Oakland coach Dennis Allen said on Monday he had no plans to make anything official for “competitive” reasons.
With Pryor at the helm this preseason, the offense produced 32 points on 14 drives. Matt Flynn managed only 10 points on 13 drives.
While Matt Flynn faltered with mostly starters at his side, Pryor racked up points while playing primarily with second-team players.
Matt Flynn with his six-years of NFL experience will serve as the team’s backup to Pryor.
Flynn is a pro when it comes to backing up other quarterbacks.He has started in only one game since 2011. That single game led to a 31-of-44 performance for 480 yards, six touchdowns and one interception against the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers.
His strong starting performance against Green Bay provided Matt Flynn with a new Seattle Seahawks contract. Ultimately, the QB lost out on his opening job to rookie Russell Wilson.
With Wilson aptly taking over in Seattle, the team traded Matt Flynn to Oakland where history has now repeated itself for the second year in a row.
Matt Flynn has now become the presumed starter twice, only to fall behind expectations and lose out to other quarterbacks.
Terrelle Pryor recently started wearing the No. 2 JaMarcus Russell jersey. Perhaps he really can wipe out that disastrous memory.
Do you think Terrelle Pryor is the right choice to start in the season opener for the Raiders?