Oakland Raiders say quarterback Matt Flynn needs to rest ‘sore’ arm

Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn (15) is pressured by Chicago Bears nose tackle Stephen Paea (92) at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Few players in the NFL have a weaker arm than Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn. None of them are starting quarterbacks.

Flynn isn’t much of a deep thrower, nor has he ever been so it comes as a bit of a shock that the Oakland Raiders announced today that Flynn needs to rest his weak sore arm.

Per Vic Tafur:

Raiders are going to rest Matt Flynn with sore arm, Allen said

Weak arm or not, it’s actually possible that Flynn may need the rest as the quarterback had elbow problems last season as a Seattle Seahawk which have apparently not resolved themselves.

The rest just so happens to come at the perfect time for Terrelle Pryor who was presumed to be the backup quarterback just a few short days ago. However, after another woeful performance by Flynn (and an impressive one from Pryor), the competition for the starting gig has been reopened and Pryor looks to be shoving his foot through that door.

Assuming Pryor does well in the Raiders’ preseason finale, it’s likely he’ll be behind center come Week 1.

Topics: Matt Flynn, Oakland Raiders, Terrelle Pryor

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  • Jaer Sosa

    the raider have 4 qbs is it worth cuting wilson or matt mglockin to keep mat flynn and pay him all that money to be a back up or just go with the young guys

    • Don Jack

      That’s good question but I don’t they would want 2 rookies backing up Pryor who is real inexperienced himself

  • Ricky Bobby

    Raiders should trade Flynn if there are any takers.

  • Jaer Sosa

    yea they will probably keep flynn they gave up a few draft picks its unortunate we are going to lose out on a player like mat mgglockin or tyler wilson

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