The Raiders have anointed the newly arrived Matt Schaub their starting quarterback, and they view Matt McGloin as a capable backup. So where does that leave Terrelle Pryor?
It leaves him on the way out.
Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie told Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News that Pryor could be traded or released soon. Meanwhile, a source tells Alex Marvez of FOX Sports that Pryor has asked to be traded.
If the player wants out, and the team is openly talking about the possibility of getting rid of him, that’s usually a pretty good sign that he won’t be with the team much longer.
Pryor started nine games last season and showed flashes of promise as a passer while running for 576 yards, second only to Cam Newton among NFL quarterbacks. But if Pryor wants to be a starter, there probably aren’t any opportunities available to him right now.
A better option would be catching on as a backup on a team that has an offense suited to mobile quarterbacks. Pryor may never be a great pocket passer, but he has the talent to be a good playmaker in the right offense. The Raiders, who are committed to Schaub, will not be that offense.