Raiders Plan To Let Terrelle Pryor Compete For Starting QB Job In 2013
The Carson Palmer experiment in Oakland may soon be coming to an end.
According to Fox Sports, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie will give Terrelle Pryor all the opportunity in the world to start next season.
“He needs to see if he can take a game over in the preseason, make some plays and carry out a game plan,” McKenzie told me and co-host Jim Miller on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “Let him compete. That’s what it’s all about. If it looks like he can help us win, at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about. That’s what we want.”
Pryor was 13 of 28 passes for 150 yards with an interception, and 2 passing touchdowns in his one week 17 start last season.
“It was good to see him go in and implement a game plan,” McKenzie said. “He carried it out, played the game through and showed us what he can do. He definitely flashed some things that we’re going to try and see what we can do with him in the offseason.”
“That’s fine to be a great athlete,” McKenzie said of Pryor. “We’ve got a lot of great athletes who can run. I want them to be great football players. I want them to take their game plan and execute it. Just make plays.”
Pryor at some point needs to get an opportunity to play. Is he Colin Kaepernick, who knows, but we’ll never know if he can play unless he gets the chance too.