ESPN’s Mel Kiper has long believed former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s best NFL position would be tight end. But the Raiders selected Pryor in last summer’s supplemental draft as a quarterback, and Pryor plans to stay there under the new regime in Oakland.
“That’s not even a question,” Pryor told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, adding that he “hasn’t heard” any rumors about a position switch. “I’m still working to become the best quarterback.”
Florio reported last October that the Raiders installed “specific packages” for Pryor leading up to a Week Seven matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. Pryor only took one snap against the Chiefs, but that wasn’t by design in the 28-0 blowout loss.
“I had a whole package for that game,” Pryor explained. “I was going to make a bunch of throws, but we ended up getting smashed and I was yanked. Who knows where it would have gone? I’m confident I would have been successful during that time. We were down, 21-0, and we didn’t run any plays.”
It was Pryor’s only snap of his rookie season.