Matt Flynn Is Next Man Up If Terrelle Pryor Can’t Play Week 4 After Concussion

Just when Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor was starting to show something, he received a blow that could derail his progress and open up the field for a man who can't seem to win a starting job.

Pryor completed 19 of his 28 pass attempts for 281 yards and a passing touchdown in a 37-21 loss to the Denver Broncos that was not nearly as bad as everyone expected. Unfortunately, the first-year starter cannot celebrate his performance.

According to CSN California's Scott Bair, Pryor suffered a concussion during Monday night's game, which places him in jeopardy of missing next Sunday's matchup.

Matt Flynn spent the first four years of his career backing up Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, ending his tenure with 480 passing yards and six touchdowns during a Week 17 game that meant nothing to the Packers' playoff seeding.

That monster performance earned him a cushy contract with the Seattle Seahawks, but he still lost the starting job to Russell Wilson. Some thought head coach Pete Carroll was crazy making the bold move, but his understanding of sunk costs helped Seattle locate its franchise quarterback and make the playoffs.

The Raiders traded a fifth-round pick for Flynn during the offseason, and he figured to finally get his starting chance this time. Different location, same story, as the Raiders went with Pryor instead.

How good can the 28-year-old quarterback be if two teams decided he doesn't deserve the starting gig? Playing on a team void of consistent wide receivers will also hurt his cause, but an alluring opponent makes things interesting.

This Sunday, Oakland plays the Washington Redskins, who have allowed the most total yards this season. That makes either Oakland signal-caller an interesting spot start in deeper leagues or for owners looking to replace Aaron Rodgers during his bye.

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