The Oakland Raiders traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday to the Seattle Seahawks for a 7th round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The trade will send Pryor to a team in which he will be a third stringer.
As reported on Monday by USA Today, young-quarterback Pryor's got his request honored to be traded by the Raiders to another team. As expected, the deadline was due on Monday, and the Seahawks took the honors in acquiring Pryor.
Pryor is expected to be the third stringer in Seattle, despite the fact that Pryor wanted to be a starter for some other team. Pryor will be playing behind Super Bowl Champion Russell Wilson and back up Tarvaris Jackson.
Of course, if Pryor proves himself like he did with the Raiders in the off-season of 2013, he could at least get the back up position. Everyone knows that his chances of taking the starting position over Wilson is super minimal.
Anyway, Terrelle Pryor is considered to be a superb athlete. With the Seahawks, Pryor should learn from two quarterbacks that play the same style.
Also,the Seahawks put some nice words about Pryor after the trade took place. Seattle’s executive vice president John Schneider gave Pryor some props.
"Terrelle is an incredibly explosive athlete and we're excited for him to come in and compete," said Schneider. This is obviously some nice words being said about a guy who is destine to be a third stringer. Perhaps, Seattle has long-term plans for Pryor.
Pryor was explosive with the Raiders and showed a lot heart. However, his stint was cut short due to his inability to make passes or, even more important, touchdowns.
Additionally, when Matt Schaub was acquired by the Raiders from the Houston Texans, it was a for sure thing that Pryor was not coming back as a starter for the Silver and Black. Also, coach Dennis Allen had announced that Schaub was acquired to be the starter for the 2014 season.
Terrelle Pryor’s ambition to be a leader was evident, but it just didn't quite work out with the Oakland Raiders. Hopefully, his career will flourish better with the Seahawks, as Seattle seem to work better with scrambling, running quarterbacks.