Sep 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn (15) is tackled by Washington Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield (96) in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Redskins defeated the Raiders 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Flynn Starts for Oakland Raiders and is Immediately Demoted


Matt Flynn would have been better off as a spot-starter for Aaron Rodgers.

After getting traded to the Seattle Seahawks and subsequently replaced by Russell Wilson, Flynn found himself with the Oakland Raiders and in what seemed a no-brainer situation for him and the team.

However, Flynn was unable to hold down the starting position whatsoever and was benched in favor of young Terrelle Pryor, who actually hasn’t been a bad option for the Raiders at all.

With Pryor injured (concussion) last week, Flynn got the start and was absolutely terrible.

He was so bad, in fact, that the Raiders not only aren’t going to continue to roll with him as the starter, they have decided that the next time Pryor goes down, it’s going to be undrafted rookie Matt McGloin who gets the nod over Flynn.

It’s been a hard fall for Flynn, to say the least. He looked great in a couple of games for the Packers a few years ago, but now he’s apparently just another failed experiment of a backup who showed some promise, not only for Seattle but also for Oakland, which has one of the most dire QB situations league-wide.

I like Terrelle Pryor fine, but I feel for Flynn who was unable to make the most of a golden opportunity.

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