In case you've forgotten, Russell Wilson was never supposed to be a contender for the starting job in Seattle. However, Russell Wilson thoroughly outplayed and as a result, Flynn was traded to the Oakland Raiders. His clear path to the starting job suddenly has an obstacle. Rookie Tyler Parker Wilson was thought to be a threat, but in a surprise twist Pryor has jumped into the fray.
In the pivotal third preseason game, Flynn was horrendous throwing for 19 yards and a pair of picks. Terrelle Pryor looked spectacular as always on the run, but looked much improved throwing the football as well.
Via USA Today:
Matt Flynn threw two interceptions on just six passes before being pulled in favor of Terrelle Pryor in the second quarter to the delight of the frustrated crowd of Raiders fans. Oakland's first-team defense was shredded and the usually reliable Sebastian Janikowski even missed a 49-yard field goal before connecting from 58 yards out on the final play of the first half to get Oakland on the board.
Pryor then electrified the crowd by leading a late field-goal drive in the first half and then running and throwing for scores in the third quarter. Pryor finished 7 for 9 for 93 yards passing to go along with 37 yards rushing and led Oakland to 20 points on five drives.