Terrelle Pryor has patiently waited his turn in Oakland for two seasons now. Pryor has a lot of respect and admiration for current starter Carson Palmer, but would like his opportunity under season.
During an appearance on Pro Football Talk yesterday, Pryor spoke about “winning his coaches, and teammates over.” Most importantly, he feels that he’s ready to run the show in Oakland.
“Right now I’m trying to win over my coaches, win over my teammates and everybody in the facility and let them know that I wanna be a leader, a great leader and I’m there for the long haul and I wanna win just as bad as everybody else and that’s what I want to prove to everybody before I really get into talks of starting and stuff like that,” Pryor told Erik Kuselias.
Pryor did everything but admit that he’s the best quarterback on the roster, but hinted at the fact that his athleticism is a skill set that could be a great positive for the Raiders.
“I feel like I can extend plays and . . . you don’t know what your gonna get from me as a QB from a defensive perspective,” Pryor said. “They don’t know exactly if I’m gonna run the ball or can I hold onto the ball a little bit and add a little extra time to get a receiver open where I can do a three-step drop and throw the ball in time. I feel like I can extend plays well and I’m so fast and I believe in my speed and I can get around and wait for guys to get open as well.”
I also agree with Pryor and feel the Carson Palmer era should be over at this point. It’s time to see what you have in Pryor on a full-time basis, and most importantly, at a much cheaper price.