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Terrelle Pryor wants to leave the Oakland Raiders

Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders drops back to pass against the Denver Broncos during the first quarter at Coliseum on December 29, 2013 in Oakland, California.
Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Terrelle Pryor era with the Oakland Raiders might end very soon. Pryor who did not quite cut the role last year for the Raiders as a leading quarterback has asked to be let go of the team.

It was reported on Tuesday by the NFL website that Pryor wants the Raiders to let him go, so he can have a chance to be a starter for another team.

General Manager Reggie McKenzie confirmed the story with the press by stating that he met with Pryor’s agent regarding the issue.

McKenzie told the press, "Terrelle wants to start so bad. I'll visit with him. We'll talk to him. ... We'll see next week or so how he feels about his future."

The Oakland Raiders have not stated any starters yet for next season; however, it seems likely that veteran Matt Schaub, the former Houston Texan quarterback who jump the Silver and Black ship last week, will be the starter.

Schaub’s pocket-passing style contradicts Terrelle Pryor’s style, thus taking Pryor’s chances to be the backup. Matt McGloin, who was more successful with passing and has a pocket-passing style like Schaub, will most likely be the backup.

Additionally, the Oakland Raiders have a first round pick, 5th overall, to pick a superb rookie quarterback in May. So, Pryor’s chances are very minimal.

He’s devotion to be a starter is very admirable; however, his performance from last season might not be good enough for a team to pick him up right away. Only a team with desperate measures would most likely pick him up and not for a high price either.

Maybe, Terrelle Pryor wants to leave the Oakland Raiders on his own term before the Raiders drop him, which could be the most likely possibility.

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