Is Terrelle Pryor Out Of The Picture For The Raiders?

Jun 3, 2013; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterbacks Terrelle Pryor (6) and Matt Flynn (15) throw passes at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It seems just like it was yesterday that Terrelle Pryor announced his decision to enter the supplemental draft, avoiding the punishment for being involved with the tattoo scandal at Ohio State.

Actually it has been almost two years since the Raiders sacrificed a third round draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to select Pryor in the supplemental draft.

Pryor’s first year with the Raiders really didn’t consist of anything. He didn’t get see the field through out his first season. It’s understandable because everyone knew he was going to be a project and riding on the pine would be the best way to develop him.

When Pryor entered his second season with the Raiders, it was obvious that the clear-cut starting quarterback was Carson Palmer. However, he did get his first start when Palmer went down with an injury in week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

Pryor’s first ever start in the NFL was up against the San Diego Chargers. While Pryor was a bit inconsistent, he did throw for 150 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 49 yards and a touchdown.

There has been a lot of chatter lately that Pryor may be out of the picture for the Raiders, now that the team acquired Matt Flynn and drafted Tyler Wilson in the fourth round of the draft. Not to mention, undrafted rookie quarterback Matt McGloin is making an impression as well.

While the writing on the wall seems to indicate Pryor’s departure, be weary of everything you hear. This quarterback competition is still completely open and is very far from over.

Topics: Carson Palmer, Matt Flynn, Matt McGloin, Oakland Raiders, Raiders, Terrelle Pryor, Tyler Wilson

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  • Tim Martindale

    From what I’m hearing Pryor could b cut unless one of the others get hurt. I would love to c this kid get a chance I’ve liked him since he came out of high school and he brings another dimention to the position but if he ain’t got he ain’t got it. I just hope they aren’t giving him a shot cause they didn’t draft him.

  • Jay Haskins

    “While the writing on the wall seems to indicate Pryor’s departure, be weary of everything you hear. This quarterback competition is still completely open and is very far from over”

    You hit the nail on the head buddy. Because it just looks like the media has decided that they want Tyler Wilson to be the starting QB for the Raiders. Not Matt Flynn, and especially not Terrelle Pryor.

    Case in point. Just recently after an OTA practice, coach DA was asked about Pryor. He said that he loves Pryor’s athletic skill set, but he was “not there yet” as a complete QB. The media couldn’t wait to report DA’s ‘not there yet” comment as a negative. But how could that possibly be a negative? He’s in OTAs, working hard to ‘Get There’. They’re not even in camp yet. So Pryor definitely has time to ‘Get There’.
    DA also made a comment about Wilson in that same press conference that was conveniently not reported as a whole by the media. When DA was asked what he thought about Wilson, he said “he has a long way to go”. I wonder why that particular quote wasn’t reported. Hmmm…they were super quick to report DA’s “not there yet’ comment about Pryor. And anyway technically, “a long way to go” seems a lot further away than “not there yet”
    But saying all that to say, no QB on the Raiders roster is a finished product at this point. DA has not given any of them a ringing endorsement. He even referred to Matt Flynn as the starter “right now”. Let’s wait until they put the pads on and start playing some games. Then, all of this will actually mean something.

  • Randy

    I think the media loves to hate on the Raiders as a whole, I think they would love to have a QB contreversy in Oakland. The fact of the matter is the Raiders have 4 good quarterbacks and camp right now and with all the Reggie did in the off season they can’t help but be a better team in 2013. Just the defense alone should make them at least a 500 ball club.


  • Jay Haskins

    I think the media loves to hate on the Raiders as a whole

    I agree with that. But right now it’s pretty clear the media is targeting Pryor.

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