Raiders make final push to move Terrelle Pryor


Before the Raiders’ offseason program launches next week, they have one fairly important bit of roster maintenance to address:  The future of quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

Per a league source, the Raiders hope to move Pryor before the start of the offseason program.  It’s currently unclear whether he’ll be cut if he’s not traded.

The effort to deal the third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft (the last player chosen by Al Davis) commenced in January, even though news of it didn’t surface until the league meetings in March.  After playing sparingly in his first two years, he appeared in 11 games with nine starts in 2013.

But Pryor eventually was supplanted by Matt McGloin, an undrafted rookie from Penn State who shared an awkward history with Pryor during his search for a college team.

Pryor is now searching for a new NFL team.  It’s unclear which teams are interested and what they’d be willing to give up for Pryor, who has shown flashes of considerable ability but who has yet to show that he can master the quarterback position at the NFL level.

37 responses to “Raiders make final push to move Terrelle Pryor

  1. If Pryor lands with Carolina, SF, or Seattle, he can develop into something. He needs a tough defense, strong run game, ball control offense type of team. We don’t have that in Oakland.

  2. I think McGloin has alot of potential. I’m sure if he stays a backup and develops under a seasoned veteran (Schaub) for a few years he could be pretty good.

  3. Would not be surprised to see him land in Philly. Kelly could do wonders for his career.

  4. Good luck Terrelle.

    Just needs to find the “right” fit. Someplace with a system suited for his skills, and a coach who is good at “coaching-up” QB’s wouldn’t hurt either.

  5. I have a feeling all the Raiders can do is release him and that’s fine . I hope he does get to choose a team and he gets every opportunity to make their roster . TP seems like a really good kid with a ton of moxie . Unfortunately he made some rather bad decisions and he seemed to regress . Hopefully a change of scenery will help .

  6. Has Pittsburgh Steelers back-up written all over him. Hometown boy. Few years of Roethlisberger left in his career. Take over when Ben is done if he can prove capable of mental maturity after a fairly rocky start to a once promising career. Add a stable franchise environment and it could be a pretty nice fit. After all Landry Jones hasn’t made much of an impression to this point to get anyone overly excited.

  7. Pryor seems like an awesome talent that went to waste because he was never properly developed for the NFL at either Ohio State or Oakland.

    When he was coming out of high school, he seemingly had it all. Now he’s just damaged goods.

  8. My 2 cents is that Pryor can extend his NFL playing days by agreeing to play tight end or receiver. Maybe have some Wildcat plays for him too. Just make it to the five year mark to qualify for a pension. I would give this advice to my own son.

    Tim Tebow, Vince Young, and JaMarcus Russell had to face the fact they they were just not good or even adequate NFL quarterbacks.

  9. I could see him being a solid backup/competition for EJ Manuel in Buffalo.

    Not trading anything for him though.

  10. I know he wanted to be a QB but he was never going to get the practice reps he desperately needed to work on his craft and learn how to play the position properly. Should have switched to TE a long time ago.
    6’4″ 235 lbs 4.4 speed = scary athlete

  11. Philly would be a good destination as vusnu mentioned. Skip could design some red zone gadget plays for Pryor…of course, the red zone for Pryor can be at the 50 yard line, given his speed. I wish him well.

  12. He’s such a good athlete I could see him at WR or TE. He just doesn’t seem to have it a QB.

    Or if he can hit he’d probably make a great safety. Which I thought would be the position Tebow and Locker would play in the NFL.

  13. This guy showed more promise than any other QB on the Raiders since Rich Gannon.

    Glad as a Charger fan to see the Raiders making moves to help the rest of their division.

  14. all I have to say is 3rd and 46 yard to go….good luck finding a new team. Good kid but needs time to learn the NFL game

  15. Never given the chance to succeed. No real development opportunities with the O play calling in Oak. No O-line sans Veldheer.

    Now he plays scapegoat for a GM in way over his head.

    Philly makes sense, so does Washington.

  16. I’d love to see Terrelle stay with the Raiders and play WR for a year. What a great athlete!

  17. In typical Reggie fashion, show your hand before the turn. Now he won’t get anything for Pryor. This idiot needs to be fired.

  18. Like most of their draft picks, Terrible Pryor goes out with a whimper.

    I recall a time when fade fans thought he was the second coming, and would bring them back to respectability.

    Kinda like they think these weak off season additions are going to do. Same old franchise and fanbase. Basement dwellers.

  19. Why the he11 did they get rid of Matt Flynn…..I am glad they did cause I am a Packers fan but it was a stupid move on their part

  20. Slot receiver. Don’t see him blocking people. Hope he has the hands to catch. He can run a reverse, alright! He has too much talent to give up on him. Remember Ronald Curry?

  21. lets get real…..seems Reggie is determined to get rid of every single one of Al Davis guys, and bring in his “type” of guy. Have to say thus far I am scratching my head, but keeping the faith…but if we suck again this year…he has to go bye bye, the same way he sent everybody else bye bye..

    Go Raiders…Go Reggie!

  22. I have no idea why they are trying to trade this guy. He is a lot better that McGloin or Mcloin. whatever, that guy is a statue…Seattle showed what happens to statues in big games. The team plays for Pryor, he didn’t have a line, young receivers, etc. Trading him would be a terrible mistake. Statue quarterbacks are a thing of the past. Wait and see.

  23. slick50ks says: Apr 16, 2014 6:45 PM

    Like most of their draft picks, Terrible Pryor goes out with a whimper.

    I recall a time when fade fans thought he was the second coming, and would bring them back to respectability.
    Jonathan Baldwin, Glenn Dorsey, Tyson Jackson, Dwayne Bowe, and John Tait don’t know what you’re talking about. Terrelle Pryor was four years old the last time the Chokes won a playoff game. The Raiders haven’t had a winning season since 2002, but clowns like slickster can’t stop talking about them.

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