It was always questioned whether or not Pryor could adapt to the NFL, but his college stats led many to believe that he could eventually become a starter. In his final year in college in 2010, the former Raider totaled 2,772 passing yards, 27 touchdown passes, 754 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. Obviously having a dual-threat quarterback is becoming more and more common around the league, and Raiders were excited to have this playmaker on the team.
Unfortunately for Pryor, he was never able to prove himself. In three seasons, the young signal caller spent most of his time on the bench. Pryor only played in three games in 2012, and he totaled 11 games in 2013. While his 11 interceptions and 7 touchdowns were not helping the team to win, Pryor also didn’t really have any weapons to help him.
The defense constantly put the Raiders in a bad position, and Pryor had a tough time trying to keep Oakland in the game. Something needs to be done to make the Raiders competitive, but it doesn’t make much sense to give up on this college talent so quickly. If he had struggled for several years, then it would be time to move on, but Pryor never got a chance to prove himself.
There is no question that Pryor finds himself with a better team. Most players would love to play for the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks, but the starting quarterback job will be locked up for years. Unless he is severely injured, Russell Wilson will be the starer for many seasons to come. Once again, Pryor will not have an opportunity to prove himself.
While he may enjoy the change of scenery, NFL fans may never know what type of career Pryor could have had as a starter.