If this story seems all too familiar for Matt Flynn, well, it is.
While Flynn sits on the bench and rests a sore elbow Thursday night, Terrelle Pryor will get his opportunity to earn the Oakland Raiders' starting quarterback job when they close out the preseason against the Seattle Seahawks.
It's almost the exact scenario as a year ago when Flynn entered training camp with the Seahawks expected to be their No. 1 quarterback, only to see Russell Wilson race past him on the depth chart and nab the starting nod.
Now, Flynn will be stuck as a spectator watching if Pryor can close out an impressive preseason and solidify his case that he should be the starter when they open the season at Indianapolis.
''I'm going to keep showing the coaches what I can do good and keep getting better at the things that I'm not doing so good at, and that's something that I can clean up on and get better at,'' Pryor said. ''That's the thing, I'm definitely not all the way there in terms of the playbook ...