Oakland Raiders’ quarterback Matt Flynn has had a rough go of it as of late. After being traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Raiders for two draft picks this past offseason, Flynn again finds himself moving, this time down in the depth chart.
Flynn lost out on the starting job for Oakland to dual threat quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the preseason, and has just been demoted to third string following a shaky start in a 24-14 loss to the Washington Redskins.
In that start, Flynn went 21-for-32 for 227 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He was also sacked seven times.
Matt McGloin – an undrafted rookie out of Penn State – will take over the backup duties for the Raiders as Terrelle Pryor is set to return to his starting job this week against the San Diego Chargers.
“Listen, it is what it is,” Raiders’ coach Dennis Allen said, according to csnbayarea.com’s Scott Bair. “It hasn’t worked out like we anticipated, and we’ve got to make decisions and we’ve got to move forward.”
As for the decision to go with McGloin, Allen was confident in the rookie.
“I like what Matt McGloin brings to the table,” Allen said. “He’s got some moxie to him. He just understands how to play the game and I don’t think it’s too big for him. If he’s called upon to run the offense, I think he’ll do a good job. He’s smart, he throws an accurate ball, he’s got good arm strength and he’s a good decision maker. I like what this kid has to work with.”
Well Matt Flynn, at least you are making $6.5 million this year.