By the end of the 2013 season, it became clear the Oakland Raiders had lost interest in quarterback Terrelle Pryor. He was benched in favor of undrafted rookie Matt McGloin as the coaching staff appeared to have given up on the project passer.
If that’s the case, there’s a significant change that Pryor is on the trading block heading into the 2014 offseason. If anything, the Raiders are at least listening to any offers that might float their way for the dual threat quarterback.
According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, the Raiders “will listen to offers” for Pryor.
While it’s hard to believe the Raiders would get anything more than a late-round pick for the Ohio State product, they would be glad to get anything for Pryor if they really have given up on the 2011 supplemental draft third-round pick.
In all reality, moving Pryor makes sense for the Raiders. He obviously fell out of favor in 2013 after McGloin displayed more polish as a passer. Pryor brings more excitement and athleticism to the table, but is a serious liability when he puts the ball in the air. Especially with GM Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen on the hot seat heading into 2014, they can’t afford to trust a raw quarterback with their jobs.
Pryor was the final mistake of the late Al Davis. With the current staff attempting to move into a new era of Raiders football, they must continue to clean up the mess that Davis left behind. Pryor has proven that he’s not their future at quarterback, so why not get something in return for him and move on?
There’s a good chance the Raiders don’t get too many offers for Pryor, but it’s not unrealistic. If a team like the Philadelphia Eagles is looking for a read-option quarterback, Oakland could be in luck. We’ll see what happens as the offseason rolls along.