Yesterday’s debacle proved that Matt Flynn is nothing more than a terrible backup quarterback. I called for Flynn’s release after his atrocious performance in the third preseason game and I am still calling for his release now. Everyone should write ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski a letter of apology after most members of the Raider Nation ridiculed Jaworski after he called Flynn the worst starting quarterback in the NFL.
Reggie McKenzie needs to admit that he made a mistake by trading for Flynn by cutting Flynn now. There is no way that Flynn should make the roster next year so why not cut him now and promote rookie Tyler Wilson back to the active roster. Undrafted free agent Matt McGloin showed he has some potential this preseason so he deserves to start if Pryor goes down.
Although Pryor has shown that he is capable of being a solid quarterback in this league, his playing style makes him susceptible to injuries. The Raiders need to find another capable quarterback who can start a few games a season.
Unfortunately, it looks like the Raiders playoff hopes are officially out the window so the Raiders must use this season to scout talent for the future. Giving McGloin and Wilson reps during practice will allow the Raiders brass a chance to see if they are worthy of roster spots next year. All indications are that McGloin has the desire and potential to be a capable backup in this league. In an ideal situation, McGloin would be a Kirk Cousins prototype who can step in and lead the team to victory whenever Pryor goes down.
Sorry Matt Flynn, you are not talented enough to be a quarterback on the Oakland Raiders. The last thing the Raiders need is someone who was a backup to JaMarcus Russell at one point in their career.