Depending on how this work out with the new Offensive Coach Greg Olson and how he will want to run his offense, things might not look very good for Palmer.
Palmer is considered to be the veteran quarterback between him and Pryor. Palmer will be entering his 11th year with the NFL. Pryor will enter his third and comes with only a college reputation that is considered to be excellent.
Despite Oakland’s losing season in 2012, Palmer was one of the better players. He was one of the guys that kept the team alive.
In 14 games with half of a 15th, Palmer threw 565 passes according to a Bleacher Report article released on Saturday.
According to the article, it was Palmer that kept the Raiders alive in most games. It is mentioned the Palmer’s throwing plan was broken down when Oakland’s running backs got hurt—Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson.
Once the running game was gone for the Raiders, Palmer was forced to throw. So, that meant that most defenses new that the Raiders were going to throw. That is why the man had 14 interceptions by the end of the season.
Anyway, Carson Palmer is a pocket quarterback and Terrelle Pryor is a scrambler. Palmer will most likely make $13 million next season, and Pryor is going to make less than $600,000.
The article suggested, if Palmer was to be let go, the Raiders could use the money, $13 million, to buy a nice wider receiver, like Greg Jennings.
In the end, the article stated that it will be a tough decision for the Oakland Raiders on who they are going to pick as the starting QB next season.