Raiders starting job is Matt Flynn’s to lose

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We’ve already reported that Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn has looked like the top quarterback so far in training camp.

The San Francisco Chronicle considers the Raiders starting job Flynn’s to lose right now, despite the fact that Terrelle Pryor has looked good so far in camp.

Pryor may have the better arm and be more athletic, but the starting quarterback’s job is Matt Flynn’s to lose, and we mean really, really lose it.

The Raiders traded for him to take Carson Palmer’s place and Flynn’s $6.5 million salary is guaranteed. Flynn is more consisten than Pryor and gets the most reps with the first-team offense. At one point on Sunday he was working with the offensive linemen on the far practice field while the other three quarterbacks were going through passing drills.

Rookie Tyler Wilson threw three interceptions in a span of four passes on Saturday. Matt McGloin is the fourth quarterback and he really struggled Sunday.

Allen admits Flynn is in the driver’s seat for the job, but doesn’t want to talk about how much of a lead he has or where the four rank.

“Listen … I’m not ready to get into who’s creating separation and who’s creating distance,” Allen said, “but I’ve been very impressed with Matt Flynn. I’ve been impressed with his demeanor. He’s made some nice throws, some nice reads, and really I think he’s done a nice job with the first offense.”

While it might be Flynn’s job to lose, I have a feeling rookie Tyler Wilson will be the Raiders starter at some point this season.