Does Tyler Wilson Have a Real Shot at Winning the Raiders’ Starting QB Job?

For the second time in two seasons, quarterback Matt Flynn finds himself on a new team, and for a second straight year, Flynn is in danger of having his role as starter usurped by a rookie signal-caller.

Last year, it was Russell Wilson who vaulted past Flynn and into the starting job for the Seattle Seahawks. In 2013, it's Tyler Wilson doing the honors with the Oakland Raiders by staking an early claim with a strong showing in OTAs.

That's the latest from Steve Corkran of The Contra Costa Times, who recently tweeted that he agrees with those who believe that Wilson has outperformed Flynn in limited action to this point.

Now, before we go any further, it's important to note that the action has been very limited. We're talking about a handful of non-contact practices. It's not exactly a huge sample size.

Still, there's really no reason to think that Tyler Wilson can't win the starting job if he keeps this up.

For starters, it's not like Matt Flynn is exactly entrenched as Oakland's starting quarterback. The Raiders brought Flynn over after deciding that Carson Palmer wasn't the future at quarterback, but it's far from a certainty that Flynn is either.

Flynn doesn't have an extensive resume for the Raiders to draw solace from, having started all of two games in five NFL seasons. He's also not an elite talent. If he was, we wouldn't be having this little conversation to begin with.

That brings us to Wilson, who may just be able to offer something that Flynn can't. Potential.

Heading into the 2012 season, Wilson was one of the most highly touted quarterbacks in college football after throwing for over 3,600 yards as a junior at Arkansas while posting a passer rating of over 135.

Wilson's numbers weren't as good as a senior in Fayetteville, but he still managed to complete over 62 percent of his passes and top 3,300 yards through the air, despite an ...

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