May 20, 2013; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn (15) hands the ball off to running back Darren McFadden (20) at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Darren McFadden says Matt Flynn will be Oakland Raiders starter


The Oakland Raiders have not officially named a starting quarterback, but starting running back Darren McFadden said what everyone was thinking. During a recent media appearance, McFadden made it very clear that he believes Matt Flynn will beat out Terrelle Pryor and Tyler Wilson for the team’s No. 1 quarterback job.

McFadden was asked if Flynn would get the start and he didn’t seem to have any doubts that the former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks back up will finally get his chance as a starter.

Yes, pretty much,” McFadden told Erik Kuselias when he was asked whether or not Flynn would get the start on Pro Football Talk Live.

“Matt is a very smart guy,” McFadden added.  “He gets us in the right position, when it comes to making plays he goes through great reads.  You know something, he don’t turn the ball over much there, also.  It’s going to be something that’s going to help.  We got a quarterback who stands there and is not going to turn the ball over.  That’s something that Matt has been doing in this camp so I’m looking forward to getting out there with him and just putting everything together on Sundays.”

It really didn’t seem like Terrelle Pryor or Tyler Wilson would emerge as the starting quarterback, so hearing that Flynn will be getting the start comes as no real surprise.

Now we will just have to see if he can live up to the hype that followed him as a back up.

Tags: Darren McFadden Matt Flynn Oakland Raiders

  • Silvia Arredondo

    Is Mcfadden talking about Palmer when he says, “We got a quarterback who stands there and is not going to turn the ball over.” Lmao I would think so.

    • Luis Hernandez

      Actually I hope so. We saved his stupid career by trading for him, and he doesn’t want to take a pay cut? He’d rather go to the cardinals where he took a pay cut either way! What a douche. I’d rather have a QB that makes good decisions and doesn’t turn the ball over, than one that takes too many chances down the field. Moving the chains is what wins games. That and defense, which we now have.

  • Mark Shafer

    When I was watching Flynn I didn’t see him turn the ball over once. He made smart decisions in the red zone.
    Last year I cringed every time we were in the red zone. Poor and predictable play calling put Palmer in a terrible position. Run, run , pass, and then field goal. A practice squad could defend.