The Oakland Raiders banged the pooch by firing rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson

It’s difficult to claim Tyler Wilson was given a fair opportunity in Oaktown.

In a relatively shocking decision, the Oakland Raiders waived rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson on Sunday.

Taken out of Arkansas with the 112th pick in April’s draft, the 24-year-old Wilson is tough, poised, accurate and able to throw when pressured.

However, reportedly struggling with the mental side of the game, general manager Reggie McKenzie oddly clipped the precocious talent.

With Terrelle Pryor destined to start over Matt Flynn, Oakland will pay undrafted free agent Matt McGloin to be their third signal-caller.

Removed from a 4-12 finish in the AFC West, the Raiders aren’t exactly brimming with offensive talent and neither Flynn nor Pryor have the abilities to compensate for Oakland’s shortcomings.

Furthermore, Flynn and Pryor have a combined three starts and are learning a new offensive system.

Hence, the Raiders are bound to endure another rough campaign in “The Town.”

Rather than firing the 6-foot-2, 215 pound Wilson, Oakland should have groomed the youngster and helped him mature into a leader.

Pryor is surely going to be under center when the Raiders open their season against the Colts in Indianapolis on September 8.

However, before Halloween, fans of The Silver and Black will realize Pryor is not an NFL-caliber passer.

Unfortunately, by that time, Wilson should be getting comfortable as an employee of another organization.

Although their mistake may not be glaring for a couple of years, the Oakland Raiders absolutely banged the pooch by axing Tyler Wilson.

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