Terrelle Pryor had suffered a concussion against the Denver Broncos two Mondays ago on Monday Night Football, which the Raiders lost.
Pryor was cleared to play for the following Sunday against the Washington Redskins, but the quarterback was still exhibiting concussion symptoms, such as sensitivity to light.
Coach Allen decided to be safe with Pryor and gave Matt Flynn the starting position against the Redskins. Flynn was hired in the off-season to be the starter for the Oakland Raiders but was beaten by Pryor at during training camp.
Last Sunday, Flynn had a chance to prove himself. Instead, Matt Flynn was sacked seven times, fumbled twice, and threw a pick that was returned for a touchdown. Not good! The Raiders lost a game that should have been won.
Coach Dennis Allen has also demoted Matt Flynn to the third string status, while Matt McGloin will act as Pryor’s backup.