Heading into a final chance to end 2013 on a high note, Terrelle Pryor was instead distracted by the comments of the one person whose job is to ensure that his career has the best chance to succeed when his agent Jerome Stanley attacked head coach Dennis Allen in the media leading up to the team’s season finale against the Denver Broncos.
With Pryor given the start ahead of Matt McGloin, Stanley ripped Allen for in his own opinion setting up his client for failure by starting McGloin and then putting Pryor in for the finale.
“I think they’re putting him in hopes that he fails,” Stanley exclusively told CSNBayArea.com on Dec. 23. “That’s what I think coach is doing. I think they’re putting him in hopes that he has a bad game, so he can then justify the Matt McGloin situation. I think that’s what’s going on, I do and it’s ridiculous.”
Well it appears that Pryor thought that his agent’s comments were ridiculous as the Raiders quarterback opted to cut ties with Stanley according to the CSN Bay Area team who were given a source confirming that Pryor is no longer using Stanley as representation.
Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor has fired agent Jerome Stanley, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to Comcast SportsNet reporter Fallon Smith on Wednesday.
The news comes less than a month after Stanley blasted head coach Dennis Allen by saying he was setting Pryor up to fail with a Dec. 29 start against the Denver Broncos. -CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair
It comes as no surprise that Pryor made the move to fire Stanley as the quarterback has an unsure situation in Oakland where he has one year left on his contract, San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Vic Tafur has already weighed in on the situation. Saying that while Allen is returning, Pryor probably is not.
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) January 15, 2014
Pryor is a serviceable quarterback who has tools that the Raiders may want to keep around in case the embattled quarterback finally puts all the pieces to the puzzle together during the offseason. After three years of moderate returns and the comments from Stanley, it is easy to say that Pryor isn’t going to fit into the Raiders rebuilding plans. He made the first step in helping his cause by firing Stanley, who hurt his clients reputation not only in Oakland, but also around the league by chastising Allen for giving Pryor one last look to end the season. We will have to see where the offseason goes to determine what Pryor’s future will be in Oakland, but for now we know at the very least he will be having a different agent in 2014.