Terrelle Pryor era over in Oakland
Originally published on Silver & Black Report on April 21, 2014
The Raiders have traded third-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday to the Seattle Seahawks, ending his roller coaster of a tenure in the Silver & Black.
The young quarterback reportedly told the organization he wanted out of Oakland and it appears he got his wish today.
Pryor, Al Davis’ last draft pick before his passing, worked hard last offseason to earn the starting quarterback position over Matt Flynn but proved too inconsistent during the season and lost the job to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin. In all, Pryor started nine games for the Raiders last season, finishing with 57.4 percent completion for 1,798 passing yards, seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He did add a Raiders quarterback record 576 rushing yards.
Pryor spent three seasons with the Raiders and accumulated 1,953 passing yards, nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions with 627 rushing yards.
Pryor displayed his impressive athleticism throughout the season, including an NFL quarterback record-setting 93-yard touchdown run against the Pittsburgh Steelers. But the problem wasn’t his athleticism, it was his inconsistency and inability to throw the ball from the pocket.
The Raiders appear to have not believed Pryor would be a suitable backup to prospected starter Matt Schaub and didn’t want him to be a participant in offseason workouts. Pryor is in the last year of his four-year, rookie contract.
It looked as if Reggie McKenzie was going to be unable to find a trading partner before his deadline of Tuesday and Pryor would have been released. Finding some sort of compensation for Pryor, though likely small, is certainly a good move for McKenzie.
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