For the last month, the Oakland Raiders have been searching far and wide for a trade partner willing to take quarterback Terrelle Pryor off of their hands. Well, the team appears to be done with waiting.
According to ProFootballTalk, the Raiders are making one final effort to trade Pryor before their offseason program begins on Monday, April 21. If they can’t deal the dual-threat quarterback by that time, the Raiders are fully expected to waive him.
After spending the majority of the 2013 campaign playing second fiddle to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin, Pryor’s chances were slim that he would be able to earn a prominent role in the Oakland offense in 2014. With the Raiders’ recent acquisition of veteran quarterback Matt Schaub, his bags were effectively packed.
More than likely, GM Reggie McKenzie won’t be able to find a suitor for the former supplemental draft pick. Especially after this latest update to the situation, it’s clear the Raiders will waive him before long. Any interested teams would rather wait and see if they can get him via either the waiver wire or free agency than give up a late-round draft pick.
Considering his limited action with the Raiders last season, though, there isn’t going to be a surplus of interest in Pryor once he’s waived. He offers tremendous athleticism from the quarterback spot, but is a raw, inconsistent passer with limited arm talent. A best-case scenario would see him catching on somewhere as a backup and Wildcat/gadget quarterback. Any team that sees him as a legitimate fix under center has bigger issues to worry about.
Either way, we’ve likely seen the last of Pryor in silver and black. By Monday, the Raiders will have gotten rid of the late Al Davis’ last draft-related fingerprint placed upon his beloved team.