Al Davis‘ impact on the Raiders’ organization still isn’t over, even nearly two years after his death.
After a competitive quarterback competition this summer, Terrelle Pryor, Davis’ final draft pick before his death, was named the Raiders’ opening day starter, according to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. Pryor, who was selected with a third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft, gets the nod over veteran quarterback Matt Flynn, who struggled with control of the offense at times this preseason.
Head coach Dennis Allen broke the news to both quarterbacks on Monday morning, according to the report, just hours after telling Bay Area media that he wouldn’t disclose his starting quarterback just yet. This is the second consecutive season that Flynn lost a quarterback competition to a younger player. Last season, Flynn was beaten out by then rookie Russell Wilson for the Seahawks’ starting job.
Pryor’s athleticism and ability as a runner may have fed into Allen’s decision, a...