Terrelle Pryor is front-runner to win Raiders starting QB job

Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) elects to run escaping Chicago Bears defensive end Aston Whiteside (71) during the third quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Chicago Bears defeated the Oakland Raiders 34-26. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a great week for Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor. After a solid performance against the Chicago Bears in the team’s preseason game, head coach Dennis Allen re-opened the team’s starting quarterback competition and decided to give Pryor more reps with the first-team offense in practice.

As an added bonus, the team has decided to start Pryor in the preseason finale as Matt Flynn “rests” his arm for soreness. How convenient.

By all accounts, Pryor is now the front-runner for the job and ESPN’s Adam Schefter has gone as far as to say the starting gig “is his to put away.” ESPN’s Adam Caplan added on that the ”feeling among many execs” is Pryor will be the Week 1 starter if he doesn’t fail miserably in his last chance to win the job.

Pryor has always been an intriguing quarterback prospect with his athleticism, so it will be interesting to see how things play out and if Pryor can finally provide a spark to the putrid Raiders offense.

Topics: Oakland Raiders, Terrelle Pryor

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