Terrelle Pryor is the best quarterback the Oakland Raiders have. How is this true? Well, Matt Flynn had a chance to prove that he is better than Pryor this Sunday by playing against a weak Washington Redskins and failed.
As reported, the Raiders lost at home to the Redskins 24-14. The Redskins went to Oakland with no wins and having the one of the worsts ranking defense in the NFL league. The outcome of the game ended in Washington’s favor.
Matt Flynn was given the starting position since Terrelle Pryor was out with a precaution due to a concussion he suffered last Monday while playing against the Denver Broncos.
Flynn threw for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Redskins but failed to make any other impressive plays after that.
Yes, Flynn drove a few drives only to be squelched by a pick, which was returned for a 47-yard touchdown, and a fumble, which killed the chance to tie the game.
Pryor, on the other hand, was cleared to play for Sunday; however, Coach Dennis Allen decided to bench him as a precaution.
Terrelle Pryor is 1-2 as a starter this year. The two losses were against good teams, the Colts and the Broncos, but Pryor looked a whole lot better than Matt Flynn did against a Redskins’ defense that’s been having major problems.
Coach Dennis Allen will most likely get heat for sitting out Pryor with a precaution. Maybe it was done to help Pryor fully heal from the concussion.
If benching Pryor was to help the QB in the long run, Raider fans better hope it was worth it. A win against the Washington Redskins would have been a nice boost for the Raiders.
In the end, Terrelle Pryor is going to have to start against the San Diego Chargers at home on Sunday. Again, the kid will have to face another tough opponent. His chance to go up against an easy opponent has passed.