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Oakland Raiders Look to Trade Terrelle Pryor

    April 17, 2014
    Brian Powell
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In 2011, the Oakland Raiders and former owner Al Davis decided to select Terrelle Pryor in the third round of the supplemental draft, a special draft held for those players who did not qualify for the regular draft, whether it be due to a late entry or, in the case of Pryor, issues with collegiate eligibility which forced the player to turn pro. At the time of his selection, many thought that Al Davis was attempting to change the offensive strategy of the Raiders by abandoning the traditional pocket quarterback and going with an agile, mobile, scrambling passer.

Three years and much money later, the Raiders have realize the mistake they made and are looking to trade Pryor prior to the April 22 start date of their offseason program.

This is not the first time the Raiders have put Pryor on the market. The trade-deals started with Pryor back in January after Pryor asked to be traded by the team while the team was together at the Senior Bowl. The move came after Pryor was supplanted from the starting spot by undrafted quarterback Matt McGloin.

While many players ask to be traded due to petty drama with team members or the coaching staff, Pryor’s request was one made of utility. Multiple signs have been plastered in Pryor’s face, shouting at him that he will not be starting or playing for Oakland next year. First, he lost the starting quarterback job. Then, the Raiders traded for two-time Pro Bowl Quarterback Matt Schaub, with Raiders coach Dennis Allen stating, “We brought Matt Schaub in to be our starting quarterback and we feel very confident that he is going to be outstanding for us. He is a two-time Pro Bowl player and when you have the chance to add those kinds of players, that’s what you do.”

And if that wasn’t enough, the Raiders have brought in or watched the pro-days of every top quarterback available in the 2014 NFL Draft, the most notable and wanted being Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel.

Unfortunately, Pryor doesn’t have any true suitors on the market. As former offensive lineman and current Sporting News lead NFL columnist Ross Tucker put it, the best move for Pryor may be a position move rather than a team move.

When one considers Pryor’s numbers for the 2013-14 season – 3-6 record, 1,798 passing yards, 7 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, and a 44 out of 45 quarterback rating on the Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement, or DYAR scale – there may be no other option.

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  • JST

    TP & $5.25 will only buy a starbucks coffee….he is worth nothing!

  • Donna Hurley

    Why trade just him? The team needs a revamp. It’s hard to get good players to come here.

  • richard greene

    J.S.T piss off….. it is better to keep one’s mouth closed and have others assume your brain dead stupid than to open your phookin pie hole and prove it! Now get your worthless (A)$$ back to the fry station pronto. It’s a team sport you Dumb (P)huck and he did not have a team no offencive line a broken down running back wide receiver’s withe bricks for hands see Heyward Bey Horrible coaching of Dumb Dennis Allen. And you expected him to win??? Joe Montana sat on the bench and carried a clip board before he got a whiff of the field, Steve Young five years and they are both in the hall of fame. I hope they trade Terrell to a good team like the forty niners they will groom him give him tools to win withe for it is a T.E.A.M. sport and he will tear the Raiders a New (A)$$ hole!

    • ironcitybru

      T.P Couldn’t throw a pass in high school ,Ohio State and should have never been picked-up in the NFL. T.P pushes his passes like a girl would …. i seen women throw better in league football. I seen him play high school ball and 99 percent of the time he ran the ball, he was a terrible passer and 10 yrs later he’s the same. Raiders don’t want him and nobody does!!! No great loss!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Mrwaynehank Black

    He had no recievers, no line to protect, and was set up to fell. If the raiders were really committed to wining they would get a real coach. Allen would not make a good high school coach. I witness him kick a field goal on third down. TP not the problem Allen is the problem.

  • http://batman-news.com Mrwaynehank Black

    The radiers need an NFL coach, Denis Allen is not the coach that will bring back the glory. TP was set up to fell no O line, no recivers and he had to double as the running back he had more offence than any other Raider in his first year under Center, he is the most exciting thing about the 2013 raiders. The team will regret this in the futur. If they souted football they would know there is a 85% chance you are going to get the 2013 Matt Shuab not the pro bowler. Get rid of allen and get an NFL quality coach