The Seahawks have just acquired another intriguing weapon.
Per a league source, the Raiders have traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the defending Super Bowl champions. Terms of the deal are not yet known.
A third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft, Pryor spent three seasons with the Raiders. He has one year left on his rookie contract, at $705,000.
Pryor presumably will remain a quarterback, competing with Tarvaris Jackson for the opportunity to back up Russell Wilson. Jackson’s one-year deal, however, is guaranteed.
From time to time, speculation has arisen than Pryor could play another position. Though he fully intends to remain a quarterback, Pryor would likely be far more successful as a tight end or a receiver than Tebow ever could have been.
Plenty of questions will be answered in the coming hours and days, starting with the compensation the Seahawks gave to the Raiders for Pryor. It’s likely a conditional pick in 2015 premised on Pryor making the 53-man roster. If so, it makes it a low-risk proposition for a Seahawks team that is constantly committed to getting better.