The agent for Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor might think his client is being set up to fail by being handed a Week 17 start after losing the job previously to Matt McGloin.
But in an unusual role-reversal, the player himself is now trying to douse the flames set by the agent, knowing he still has to (for the moment) work with these people.
Pryor tweeted out an apology last night, saying he’s looking forward to Sunday’s game against the Broncos.
“I apologize for the recent comments towards the Raiders organization,” he wrote. “That’s not what I’m about. I’m thankful for this opportunity given to me by this great organization and the phenomenal fans. I’m very excited to play with my teammates Sunday! We hope to make you (fans) proud!”
That’s swell and all, but it might be a one-week fix for the awkwardness to follow.
With coach Dennis Allen’s future uncertain, every on-field job with the Raiders could be at stake, so Pryor could help himself a lot more by playing well.