The Oakland Raiders have announced that quarterback Terrelle Pryor will get the nod for their season finale hosting the Denver Broncos. Pryor has not played in a meaningful amount of time in a game since November 10th, when the Raiders lost to the New York Giants. In that time, the Raiders have had an extended audition with undrafted free agent Matt McGloin.
The Raiders are 4-11 and would like to get more information to evaluate Pryor as they have a number of decisions to make after the season. First and foremost, they have to decide if they want to keep going with Pryor and McGloin or if they want to draft a quarterback early in May. They are currently trying to negotiate a contract for left tackle Jared Veldheer, who is currently injured and the next man up will likely be Lamarr Houston, their talented defensive end.
The debate for Raiders fans could be whether or not they want to draft a quarterback or possibly have a shot at the most highly sought after defensive player in the draft, Jadeveon Clowney from South Carolina. The Broncos are reeling with the news that pass rushing terror Von Miller has suffered an ACL tear and a combination of looking ahead to the playoffs and the fact the Raiders are hosting this game could be the recipe for an upset in Oakland as the electric Pryor makes an argument to be the quarterback for the future.