Once Terrelle Pryor went down with a concussion in the loss to the Denver Broncos, the Oakland Raiders were forced to go with veteran quarterback Matt Flynn to finish the game. Flynn only attempted two passes in the loss, but might be getting a lot more attempts in Week 4 against the Washington Redskins.
With Pryor possibly having to watch from the sidelines if unable to pass required concussions tests by the NFL, Flynn will get the call and is apparently ready to step in via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com:
“I’m always going to be ready and I’m always going to prepare,” Flynn said. “That’s one thing this team is never going to have to worry about.”
During the training camp and throughout the preseason, Pryor quickly emerged as the better option for the Raiders under center. Flynn was acquired by the Raiders from the Seattle Seahawks in a deal during the off-season to replace Carson Palmer, but turned out to be limited his ability in comparison to Pryor.
Heading into Week 4, the Raiders will be looking to get back to .500 against a struggling Redskins squad trying to figure out how to get back to last season’s form.
Second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III hasn’t been himself in the first three games of the season while limited in terms of mobility due to his knee injury from last season and the knee braced he’s been forced to wear. The Redskins will be looking for their first win of the season while the Raiders attempt to bounce back with Flynn potentially leading the way.
It’ll be interesting to see whether or not Flynn can make an impact in his first start with his new team while Pryor recovers from the concussion.