The Oakland Raiders started training camp with a three-man battle for their starting quarterback job, even though we knew that Matt Flynn was the favorite. Rookie Tyler Wilson was a trendy pick to push for the top spot.
Two weeks into camp, Wilson has fallen out of the mix. The Oakland Tribune noted earlier this week that Wilson was starting to see fewer practice snaps in favor of undrafted rookie Matt McGloin. We've seen reports of Wilson struggling throughout camp, while Flynn and Terrelle Pryor both picked up their play.
"(Wilson) has all the physical tools but is behind from a mental standpoint," coach Dennis Allen said Sunday, via the San Francisco Chronicle. "(He's) throwing (the) ball pretty well, it's just a matter of figuring out where it's supposed to go."
It's not fair to expect a fourth-round draft pick to immediately step in as a potential starter. Aaron Rodgers, for instance, struggled through a very rough rookie training camp.
Wilson's struggles will have an impact on the Raiders' plans this year. Unless he turns it around in August, there's no way we'll see him start in the regular season. Pryor looks like the clear backup to Flynn and could get a chance to start at some stage.
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