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.

23 responses to “Pryor has shown potential, in limited opportunities

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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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

    Go Raiders

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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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