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Pryor has shown potential, in limited opportunities

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The jury remains out on whether new Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor can become a productive NFL quarterback.  He has shown a high degree of potential in limited opportunities.

As one source with direct knowledge of Pryor’s career in Oakland told PFT on Monday night, the last draft pick ever made by Al Davis “had three different offensive systems and three different offensive coordinators — he’s a good kid with a great work ethic.”

Last year, Pryor had several strong performances in 11 appearances and nine starts. He gave the Colts all they could handle in Week One, leading the Raiders back from a 14-0 deficit to take a late 17-14 lead. The Colts eventually scored a touchdown to win the game, 21-17.

In the game, Pryor threw for 217 yards and rushed for 112.

He would later engineer wins over the Jaguars, Chargers (with a 135.7 passer rating), and Steelers (including a 93-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage).

The wheels came off for Pryor and the Raiders after that win over Pittsburgh. A knee injury opened the door for undrafted rookie Matt McGloin, with Pryor getting the Week 17 start amid some ugly allegations from his former agent.

Pryor remains a rare talent. Six-four and blazing fast, he provides at a minimum a potent insurance policy against serious injury to Russell Wilson. Pryor also could be used at times as a tight end/receiver who would create matchup nightmares for opposing defenses, if he’s willing to at least consider the possibility of playing another position on a part-time basis.

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23 Responses to “Pryor has shown potential, in limited opportunities”
  1. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Apr 21, 2014 9:07 PM

    I’m not rooting against Pryor, but looking at it objectively — he will never succeed in any meaningful way at the professional level.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 21, 2014 9:09 PM

    Sounds intriguing. The Seahawks probably have a coach that stepped up and said yeah I would love to work with that guy.

  3. 123makarov says: Apr 21, 2014 9:09 PM

    The question isn’t does Pryor show potential. The question is “as what”.

  4. demolition510 says: Apr 21, 2014 9:15 PM

    He did well in the opener bc there was no tape on him.

    Once good DC caught up they were able to contain him.
    He can only roll to his right.

    Good luck TP

  5. 12444uggg says: Apr 21, 2014 9:19 PM

    I dunno. I think he’s the scariest back up QB in the game. If he’s healthy, he’ll run past defenders. I don’t know where he could be a starter, but he’s got a gear next to no one has.

  6. radrntn says: Apr 21, 2014 9:19 PM

    wish the guy nothing but the best. He was a true pro, and seemed like a good locker room leader.

    Go Raiders

  7. qdog112 says: Apr 21, 2014 9:27 PM

    He will get on the field for the Hawks. How does any team in the their right mind, give up on this guy in such a short period?

    I guess when you still get your equal share, in the non-profit NFL, you can afford to be mediocre forever. You still get paid. Pryor just got a new lease on life.

    He’s with a winning organization that doesn’t hand out positions … you compete for them.

  8. hanspard says: Apr 21, 2014 9:31 PM

    I liked Pryor, but he threw a terrible pick in that Colts game, or they would have won.

  9. 1madr8r says: Apr 21, 2014 9:35 PM

    Win/win for us…now that TP6 is gone, you guys can talk all that bad stuff about him while he’s with Seattle and we get more depth from the draft! Good luck TP, at least it was never boring watching you play!

  10. 4grammarpolice says: Apr 21, 2014 9:39 PM

    Love his work ethic and attitude; but he has a long way to go before he’s even an average NFL passer.

  11. icallbs81 says: Apr 21, 2014 9:39 PM

    No more wire hangers!

  12. militantgod says: Apr 21, 2014 10:31 PM

    Incredible athlete but he doesn’t understand NFL defenses.

  13. steelcitymamba says: Apr 21, 2014 11:26 PM

    Terrelle Pryor is not a “good kid”. I’ve seen him punch walls in nightclubs, shove and scream at women, and be a total idiot with his friends. The guy is a cancer, that’s why Oakland got rid of him so easily. Look at what he did to Ohio State…

  14. Remember Brian Brohm says: Apr 21, 2014 11:44 PM

    Not unlike Matt Flynn, Pryor couldn’t beat out an undrafted rookie free agent. Of course, that happened to Flynn twice in one season.

  15. war27 says: Apr 21, 2014 11:47 PM

    Pryor can not be used at any other spot but QB if he is the back up QB for the game.

    Wilson and Pryor can not be on the field at the same time because they would both have radios in their helmets. The rule is only one player can have a radio.

    The NFL will not certify two helmets for him.

    He either has to play with a radio as a QB or play without the radio and chance that he may be used at QB. That will never happen.

    This goes back years ago when Vick was used as a WR or RB and Schaub came in to play QB. It was a penalty that the refs never picked up on, two green dots on the field.

  16. racerx1225 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:41 AM

    His injury last year is indicative as to what to expect unfortunately.

  17. joetoronto says: Apr 22, 2014 4:26 AM

    Once defenses figured him out, he was done. He’s a one read and run “QB”, the guy just can’t read a defense.

    Good luck to him though.

  18. fleaman1381 says: Apr 22, 2014 8:59 AM

    He definitely has talent. It still shocks me he ended up in Seattle, but it will be interesting to see what happens.

  19. docr8der says: Apr 22, 2014 12:22 PM

    Of the three #2’s in Oakland history at QB, he at least ranks ahead of JaWalrus and Brooks.
    Fair winds…Better days perhaps in Seattle.
    When Carroll either converts him to flanker, RB or cuts him.

  20. cougarts76 says: Apr 22, 2014 1:08 PM

    Here we go again…all of a sudden now he’s a “rare talent”…

  21. moralsoverpolitics says: Apr 22, 2014 2:11 PM

    Raider fans kill me with there take on a Pryor. you had to be a blind man to think they wanted pryor to succeed. They traded pryor because they didnt want them to show them up again in preseason when schaub and mcgloin stinks up the place.

  22. babygaga19 says: Apr 22, 2014 2:34 PM

    For Reg to get a 7th for Pryor, he deserves a 5 year contract extension.

  23. tmnsi1957 says: Apr 22, 2014 11:59 PM

    seventh round picks are basically throw aways.you hope they show some kind of potential and make the practice squad. If they have remarkable metrics as does pryor they would never be in the 7th. no 7th has any nfl expereince. his upside for any 7th is leaps and bounds above all other 7ths..genious on the seahawks. once again they do it again…could be the greatest 7th round steal ever

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