It was announced early on Sunday that the Oakland Raiders would be re-opening their quarterback competition after Terrelle Pryor had a strong showing in the previous preseason game. It was initially believed that Matt Flynn would be the team’s starter in 2013, but Pryor’s flashes of brilliance may have led to the Raiders coaching staff having a change of heart.
Today, Pryor learned that he would be getting more reps with the first-team offense and now he will get the start in the fourth and final preseason game of the year.
In a very convenient move, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen announced that the team has decided to “rest” Matt Flynn which gives Pryor one more chance to show he is deserving of the starting quarterback job.
It’s an interesting move, but many have thought Pryor was the favorite all along. He just never developed or showed that he was a capable player until last week. Now, he can finally get his shot to make it as a starting quarterback.
As an added bonus, Pryor’s mobility allows the team to overlook their terrible offensive line a little more than usual.