Quarterback Terrelle Pryor is expected to be gone by Monday from the Oakland Raiders before training begins for next season. The once promising QB Pryor had recently asked Oakland to be traded, since the Raiders named, recently acquired, Matt Schaub as the starting quarterback for next season.
It was reported in Justblogbaby.com on Thursday, early morning, that the decision to hopefully trade Pryor to another team by Monday was actually made on Wednesday. This site states that ProFootballTalk reported Oakland’s general manager Reggie McKenzie plans to solve the Pryor situation by this Monday with a trade.
It was not reported where Terrelle Pryor might end up, if traded. However, it was clear, according to the reports, that he will depart right before the team begins their workouts, which is on Monday.
Once Monday comes around, it is held in high hopes that Pryor will be traded instead of being cut. According to the report, there’s been an attempt to trade Pryor since January of this year.
In the end, Pryor had some good stints with the Oakland Raiders, but it was not enough to keep him. His running abilities are outstanding. Against Pittsburgh in 2013, Pryor broke a record for having the longest rushing touchdown by a quarterback.
On the other hand, his passing abilities were not good enough. It was also reported that Pryor was ranked 44th out of 45 quarterback last year with passing abilities.
Pryor’s numbers did not add up too well, and the NFL is a league in which one must put up numbers in order to stay on board. Plus, the Raiders seem to be looking for a pocket passer, which Pryor does not quite fit that picture.
Who knows? When Pryor was drafted by Al Davis in 2011, Al was maybe looking to change the scheme. However, Pryor did not prove much with his passing rating.
Terrelle Pryor can be good, but it seems like he would need some work. Also, it is clearly evident that the Oakland Raiders do not want to work too much on a quarterback that does not fit the pocket-passing scheme.