Dec 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs with the ball while being chased by New York Jets safety Antonio Allen (39) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders Terrelle Pryor tabbed to start last regular season finale


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.

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  • guido

    I’m over Pryor. I like MCG

    • Jetlife510

      How??? Im over idiot fans like you

      • guido

        MCG can actually make true QB progressions. He’s doesn’t stare down 1 WR then look to run. Yes he has made mistakes. He’s a rookie and rookies make mistakes. So maybe you should educate yourself before throwing out irrational nal insults. Have a good day

        • Jetlife510

          He is good? Even with more games played pryor has better stats. Your the one that needs to educate itself. Pryor only played 4 games and mcgloin the rest and no improvement even with our best best O-Line player back. I guess the matt flynn bandwagon flipped to mcgloin

          • PJ

            I agree. Been watching my Raidets for 35 years. I will die a Raider. Al sees something in TP that I see too. A potential nightmate for all apposing D’s. He just needs a coach to make him the starter so he can start to believe in himself and I think his teammates already do. Since MM took over the tteam has nose dived. If thr Raiders get rid of TP it will be another HUGE mistake that will come back to bite us. You know who wants him badly and would take him in a heartbeat? Mike Tomlin! Has admired him since Hs and tried to get him to come play for him but TP chose the Raiders. Hows that for a historical rival taking what DA cant see. This kid had it all and much more to learn and offer. He will be the best! I hope we never let him go!

        • PJ

          Jetlife is correct. Your not seeing past the end of your nose. Potential not present is what QBs are evaluated on. 5″11, no speed, no strength, no ability to extend pays like Pryor (Rothlisbuger) , or pure athletic ability. Try to teach MM that? If you can I agree he is the franchise QB. If not, then Pryor can learn to ead Ds better is all he needs to improve and we have a franchise QB. I guess Al and a few of us see true potential talent more others. Including DA who will never outcoach Reid ir Fox, but thats next monday hopefuly.