Ron Jaworski Rips Matt Flynn, Rates Him Worst Starting Quarterback in the NFL in QB Rankings

Matt Flynn and training camps don’t seem to get along with each other.

After losing his starting job with the Seahawks last season to Russell Wilson, Matt Flynn now goes into a new start in replacing Carson Palmer in Oakland by being rated as the worst starting quarterback in the NFL by the ESPN quarterbacking guru.

Last year Flynn was rated the 27th best overall quarterback in Jaws preseason rankings, but this go around Flynn’s question marks were pointed out and exposed. Jaworski said he doubted Flynn’s arm strength, saying the his deep balls “tend to die” harping on the same thing that the rest of the media did at the start of Raiders minicamp.

Dec 13, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski (right) talks with Philadelphia Eagles offensive line coach Howard Mudd (left) prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lincoln Financial Field. The Bengals defeated the Eagles 34-13. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Regardless of what you think of Jaworski as an analyst of the game, this is more negative media that has to be getting inside of Flynn’s head. After the saga at minicamp and losing his job last year, Flynn has to be feeling the heat and it is only going to get worse as the time before training camp and the first preseason game goes forward. There is nothing Flynn can do to prove the doubters wrong until the end of July and it is only going to get worse as the lack of an elite quarterback is the main reason analysts are killing the Raiders off in early season predictions.

With Terrelle Pryor’s growing support base amongst Raider Nation and an athletic skill set that offensive coordinators always love to keep around in case of emergency and the emerging rookie in Tyler Wilson, the more bad press that comes in Flynn’s direction the more a QB battle will heat up as Dennis Allen and Greg Olsen have four unproven quarterbacks coming to camp and not one of them has stepped up and distinguished himself as the number one guy.

Flynn was brought to Oakland for a new start as the Raiders guy after Carson Palmer opted to go to Arizona. It seems that the media isn’t letting Flynn have that fresh start as the vultures are continuing to circle around Flynn after his breakout season leaving Green Bay never came in 2012. It seems that the former LSU star is going to have to ignore the critics until preseason starts, but for now expectations of Flynn are sitting at an all time low. Something that doesn’t bode well for the Raider Nation who are doing their best to keep faith.

Topics: Matt Flynn, Oakland Raiders, Raider Haters, Ron Jaworski

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  • Sir Tin Man

    Flynn better hope 2nd time around is a charm!! T Pryor is lurking… I just hope they utilize T Pryor is some capacity. Way to talented to be standing on the sidelines.

  • holy roller

    pryor has no chance with da.

  • Raider Grant

    It’s time for Matt Flynn or Terrelle Pryor to put up or shut up ! It’s time to do, or do not! In other words it’s time to shit or get off the pot! Watch out for Wilson, he could be our diamond in the rough??? Go Raiderrrrs!

  • Jay Haskins

    Man all these Pryor haters crack me up. Apparently being a hater makes one football talent illiterate. It’s a QB competition. But when these games start in August, Pryor will TAKE the starting spot. It won’t even be close.

  • holy roller

    i love the way TP plays and think he was a steal where Big Al got him. The thing is DA has it in for him….I think it’s the Big Al bias again….neither DA or RM really want much to do with players from the “Davis era”.
    I hope ur right and it’s a wide open competition…..

  • rioderek

    The NFL’s lowest rated coach DA needs to open his eye and mind. If he had a clue he’d roll with Pryor. Noodled arm Flynn can’t get it done. The guy is a 6 year backup. He even caddied for JaMarcus Russell in college. After his 1 big game his OC passed on him in Miami when he became a FA and they had no QB.

  • Steve67

    I love these Pryor fan-boys who have to resort to absurd conspiracy theories. You talk about how unproven Flynn is. What has Pryor proven?? He’s started one game and that game was average at best. If Flynn gets the job it will be because he earned it. And if Pryor outplays Flynn he’ll get the start. Bottom line is Raiders have 3 unproven QBs, but one of them has to start.

  • nhale

    Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black to me.