Why Tyler Wilson Could Be the NFL’s Best Rookie QB in 2013

Last offseason, Matt Flynn joined a new team with expectations of being the starting quarterback. Instead, he finished second in a three-way quarterback competition to a rookie mid-round pick with the surname Wilson.

He is at risk of falling victim to the same scenario in 2013.

Flynn went into last offseason's competition against rookie quarterback Russell Wilson and incumbent quarterback Tarvaris Jackson as the favorite to start for the Seattle Seahawks. He proved to be no match for Russell Wilson, though, who made a case for being the NFL's top rookie quarterback last season, completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 3,118 yards and 26 touchdowns with only 10 interceptions.

Now with the Oakland Raiders, Flynn will once again enter training camp as the favorite in a three-way battle to be his team's starting quarterback. Flynn will once again battle a rookie quarterback (Tyler Wilson) and a returning quarterback (Terrelle Pryor).

Comparing Tyler Wilson to Russell Wilson would be ridiculous after Wilson's 2012 season. That said, Tyler Wilson has the skill set to follow in Russell Wilson's footsteps and be the spoiler to Flynn's shot at being the starting quarterback.

Tyler Wilson was just a fourth-round pick (No. 112 overall selection) in the 2013 NFL draft, and the sixth quarterback drafted, as Russell Wilson was in 2012.

A well-developed pocket passer with clean footwork and mechanics plus a good arm, Wilson would have been worthy of an earlier selection.

Wilson is as polished as any quarterback in the rookie class, and is in a quarterback situation that could quickly become wide open. If he can outperform his competition and win the Oakland Raiders' starting job, he could also end up being the best rookie quarterback of the 2013 season.


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