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Terrelle Pryor says he’s staying at quarterback


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.

While the Raiders can be expected to draft another quarterback in April, Pryor currently stands second on the depth chart between starter Carson Palmer and third-stringer Rhett Bomar.

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26 Responses to “Terrelle Pryor says he’s staying at quarterback”
  1. rmccullen90 says: Mar 26, 2012 12:39 PM

    Pryor will be just fine at QB just because he is big and fast doesnt mean move him to a new position

  2. talkintrashallday says: Mar 26, 2012 12:40 PM

    Silly kid…you don’t control what you play in the NFL lol

  3. sterilizecromartie says: Mar 26, 2012 12:42 PM

    While the Raiders can be expected to draft another quarterback in April, Pryor currently stands second on the depth chart between starter Carson Palmer and third-stringer Rhett Bomar.
    I wouldn’t expect them to draft another QB. By the time they pick there will be no good QBs left anyway. Go with Palmer-Pryor-Bomar for the season and take a QB with the #1 pick next year.

  4. cuda1234 says: Mar 26, 2012 12:44 PM

    So a big, tough running qb has a special package in the offense just for him? Why didn’t we know this sooner? Where’s the press conference? Where are the hourly updates?

  5. whatsupbb415 says: Mar 26, 2012 12:45 PM

    I think Pryor would’ve been a good QB with Jackson developing him… Not so sure about Gregg Knappy Time Knapp.
    Pryor was young and stupid but he has the talent to be a good QB is brought along slowly.
    Hell they need to put him at corner and QB

  6. bozosforall says: Mar 26, 2012 12:48 PM


  7. rmccullen90 says: Mar 26, 2012 12:48 PM

    Pryor is better than Brandon weeden or Ryan T in this years draft.

  8. seanmmartin says: Mar 26, 2012 12:51 PM

    And it was a false snap, too, I thought…

  9. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Mar 26, 2012 1:03 PM

    Pryor was in for 1 play last year. Practiced it all week yet still managed to screw it up getting flagged for 5. He will be another of Al’s great playaaas eventually cut by Reggie McKenzie. We could have used the 3rd round pick this year wasted on Pryor……

    About switching positions. Won’t happen. The Al scholarship program is ovahhh. R.M unlike “Coach” Davis won’t waste a roster spot for that. Pryor will try and fail as a QB. He will be at best the 3rd QB this season….

  10. Akula says: Mar 26, 2012 1:03 PM

    To be honest I had forgotten all about this guy. Oh well.

  11. precisionpirate says: Mar 26, 2012 1:05 PM

    Pryor one of Al’s last draft picks ever based on his preferences seems to be a possible casualty of the new GM who has no heart for what was once considered Al’s guy think he gets this year to prove his talent in ANY position on this team

  12. mymanmccoy says: Mar 26, 2012 1:08 PM

    He’s not as bad as jubustus russell, but he won’t be far behind. Pick another position homey.

  13. canetic says: Mar 26, 2012 1:23 PM

    They should trade him to the Jets

  14. gooboy6 says: Mar 26, 2012 1:25 PM

    The play after Pryors only play of season Ian Eagle says ” AND , ITS PICKED OFF” and Kendrick Lewis went house and the rout was on

  15. billsfan27 says: Mar 26, 2012 1:28 PM

    You forgot the words “fourth string”.

  16. radrntn says: Mar 26, 2012 1:29 PM

    funny how bspn does not say anything like robert griffin III switching positions.

    I do know that he is bigger and faster than RG3, Also BSPN had him as the #1 qb recruit in the nation out of high school, and he started as a true freshman at one of the biggest football programs in the nation, etc….but lets face it , if he went to a team on the east coast, he would be the best pick ever, but BSPN staying true to their colors has to say he is no good because he is on the raiders.

    Love the hate.

  17. radrntn says: Mar 26, 2012 1:30 PM

    btw i rememebr that play, it resulted in a 5 yard penalty, and killed the raiders drive.

  18. marshawnlynchlookslikepredator says: Mar 26, 2012 2:49 PM

    1. Mel Kiper is awful. Simply for his hair alone.

    2. Pryor and Bomar are better than Kyle “should have been a” Boller.

    3. Hope Palmer doesn’t get hurt

  19. cannonballdookie says: Mar 26, 2012 3:25 PM

    Why would they waste another pick on a QB this year when they barely have any to begin with? Pryor is the developmental guy behind Palmer, and they also wasted picks on Campbell before. Davis and Hue, the gift that keeps on giving.

  20. radrntn says: Mar 26, 2012 3:47 PM

    also raiders signed Bomar, who was also the #1 rated Qb coming out of high school by both rivals, and scouts. He choose powerhouse Oaklahoma, where ee started as a freshman and was MVP of the bowl game against Oregon. He then got busted for a job at a car lot that he never showed up to…..

    Bottom line raiders got talent at the Qb spot, with carson, and unlimited potential in TP, and Bomar.

  21. stull60060 says: Mar 26, 2012 6:13 PM

    Whoever thinks the Raiders are going to waste a draft pick on a QB is a moron. They don’t need another young QB. Palmer is the starter and Pryor is our young developmental QB. The Raiders will sign a veteran QB to back up Palmer. Pryor will be 3rd string unless he somehow wows the coaching staff during OTA’s and training camp.

  22. ashman23 says: Mar 26, 2012 7:09 PM

    Unless Luck or RG3 drop to pick #95 there is NO way the Raiders pick a QB at the draft. Too little picks, too many needs. LB, CB, DE, DT, OL, S, WR

    Pryor needs a chance, then we’ll all see.

  23. cheers4ablumpkin says: Mar 26, 2012 9:06 PM

    He should stay at QB. He’s gonna be a good one some day. Just like cam newton

  24. floraiders says: Mar 29, 2012 7:54 AM

    I think him sitting on the bench and learning from Palmer is a good thing. He needed an extra year of college anyways but that was not an option. I am excited about the kid after watching Cam Newton last year. Cam is a little bigger but Pryor is faster.

  25. silvernblak says: Apr 3, 2012 8:05 PM

    We have enough depth for now in the QB spot, Pryor is a beast and will or even could match up to who?, what is the name of that player who was a rookie QB for the Panthers that is another big and fast QB with a a rocket arm???? Hello??? The only reason he got his start withy the Panthers is they had nobody else to go to!!! Reggie has been doing this for 18 years and was instrumental in what we now call the AAron Rogers Regime. But who do you think ran the trades, draft picks, free agents signs, and the combine eval’s to build the Packers who we all call now as Superbowl champs and one of the NFL’S premier teams to beat???? Yes you guessed it our very own Reggie Mac! Pryor is our best kept deadliest weapon on the learning curve and best kept secret we have behind a veteran in Carson Palmer. RM welcome home brotha, we love you and we have your back in the black hole! So when RM is ready to unleash the Pryor?….Who let the dogs out!!! hoot hoot!!! so …Just win BABY!!!!!!

  26. silvernblak says: Apr 3, 2012 8:09 PM

    Hey Rivera????? besides your meal ticket Camie Newton, ever heard of Terrelle Pryor???? You will be otch!! Just win BABY!!!!

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