ESPN: Raiders Will Start Terrelle Pryor at Quarterback Week 1

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Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Matt Flynn just can’t catch a break. According to ESPN, the Oakland Raiders will name Terrelle Pryor as the team’s starting quarterback.

Pryor was competing against Flynn, and his rise to the starting position comes as a bit of a surprise.

During the offseason, the Raiders acquired Flynn with hopes he’d be their starting quarterback. He signed with the Seattle Seahawks last season and was expected to start until Russell Wilson emerged.

Now, Flynn is going through the same thing in Oakland with Pryor.

Pryor was the team’s third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft. He has thrown just 30 passes in his NFL career, and now he’ll get a chance to live up to the expectations that were once placed on him. Last season, Pryor completed 14 of 30 passes for 155 yards.

Even though Flynn was the favorite to win the job, Pryor simply outplayed him in the preseason with his arm and legs.

The Raiders also surprised many when they cut fourth-round rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson in favor of the undrafted Matt McGloin.

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