Until Tyler Wilson is the man in ‘The Town,’ Raiders head coach Dennis Allen will use Matt Flynn as quarterback


Unlike Tyler Wilson, Matt Flynn is not a man made for “The Town.”

Taking snaps as a starter during organized team activities, Oakland head coach Dennis Allen expects Matt Flynn to be under center when the Raiders open their season against the Colts in Indianapolis on September 8.

The Silver and Black acquired the 27-year-old Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks on April 1 in exchange for a fifth-round selection in 2014 and a “conditional” late-round choice in 2015.

Rookie Tyler Wilson and Terrelle Pryor have been battling Flynn to become the man in “The Town.”

“Matt’s our starting quarterback as we go forward right now,” said Allen, 40, a defensive mind who took over the Raiders in January 2012. “Until the competition dictates otherwise, that’s where we’re going.”

Removed from a 4-12 finish in the AFC West, the Raiders aren’t exactly brimming with offensive talent and Flynn doesn’t possess the type of arm that can compensate for Oakland’s shortcomings.

Flynn and Pryor have a combined three starts and all three competitors are learning a new offensive system.

Therefore, the Raiders will eventually “go forward” with the 23-year-old Wilson.

The 6-foot-2, 215 pound Wilson is tough, poised, accurate and able to throw when pressured.

Taken out of Arkansas with the 112th pick in April’s draft, Wilson is more skilled than both Flynn and Pryor.

As “the competition dictates otherwise,” Tyler Wilson will soon lead Oakland’s attack.

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