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.