San Francisco Chronicle Raiders reporter Vic Tafur tweeted on Monday that Pryor will get the start, according to what his sources told him.
Entering training camp and during the preseason, it looked like offseason addition Matt Flynn would be the team’s starter, but that changed after his horrific performance in the team’s third preseason game. Flynn went 3-of-6 for 19 yards and two interceptions that game. He also took seven sacks during the preseason.
Pryor struggled during the second and final preseason games, but the former Ohio State QB showed enough play-making ability in the third game to “win” the job. Pryor rushed for 100 yards in three preseason games and threw for 133 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, while taking four sacks.
This is the second season in a row that Flynn failed to capture a starting quarterback job that he was pretty much given to start camp. Maybe that’s because he struggled during practice with passes greater than 25 yards.
Even if Flynn did lose the starting job to Pryor, we still expect to see plenty of him this season. They’re going to need multiple quarterbacks behind that terrible offensive line this season. Heck, that could be why GM Reggie McKenzie kept four quarterbacks on initial roster cutdowns.