Last year, Matt Flynn entered training camp with expectations that he’d be the winner of the Seahawks’ quarterback job only to become the first victim of Russell Wilson’s rookie year assault on the NFL.
Flynn’s in Oakland now and he again came into camp as the presumptive favorite for the starting job and the first week hasn’t done anything to change that. The Associated Press reports that Flynn is “solidifying” his hold on the starting job and continues to hold a clear edge over Terrelle Pryor and rookie Tyler Wilson.
“I took away a lot of things from Seattle last year,” Flynn said. “But the thing that I took away the most was that I want this even more now, even more this year. I’m blessed to have another opportunity at this, and I’ll try to take advantage of it and do as much as I can to not let it get away from me.”
While he isn’t naming Flynn the starter right now, coach Dennis Allen said that the quarterback competition is playing out “about like I expected.” With Pryor still working on nailing down proper throwing mechanics and Wilson no longer getting the raves he received during spring work, the signs continue to point to Flynn’s second shot at a starting job being the charm.