After last night’s poor performance by quarterback Terrelle Pryor, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen isn’t ready to name a starter yet.
Allen said he’ll withhold an announcement of the starting quarterback “until the appropriate time,” and when asked if he might wait until the season opener, said, “We’ll see.”
Flynn, Allen said, is expected to be back at practice and ready to play Monday after resting his arm.
Pryor is ready to leave everything up to Allen.
“I don’t really want to get into that,” Pryor said. “It’s going to be coach’s call and whatever he thinks is best for the team. It’s all about the team, and if it’s me leading, I’ll lead to the best of my ability and we’ll get things done. If it’s Matt leading, then we’ll get things done too and I’ll support him.”
After watching both Pryor and Matt Flynn this preseason, I would go with Pryor since he has the most upside. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t look like their future franchise quarterback is on their current roster.