The Oakland Raiders are 4-11 and finish the season against arguably the best team in the AFC: the Denver Broncos.
Oakland has lost five in a row and seven of its last eight, so why not make a change at quarterback?
Matt McGloin has been at the helm of the offense for the past six games, taking over for Pryor after he sprained his MCL on November 10th. McGloin has thrown for 1,547 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions; and the Raiders have gone 1-5 with him at quarterback.
With Pryor as the starter, the Raiders went 3-5. Barely better, but better. He’s thrown for 1,591 yards five touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 2013.
The Raiders chose to make the switch back to Pryor to end out the season, and considering how dynamic he can be at times, that’s probably a smart move. So, how is Pryor feeling about being the starter again? Is he prepared to lead Oakland’s after all that time on the bench? He spoke on that recently, according to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com.
“Like I told you guys about a week ago, I’ve just been going in every day trying to get better, finding ways to get better [and] whatever happens, happens,” Pryor said. “That type of deal can kind of mess with you. You keep on thinking, ‘What if this happens?’
“Just work on your craft.”
That’s certainly the right attitude from Pryor, but we’ll have to wait and see if his preparation has paid off.
Obviously the situation has been bleak for Oakland, but there’s no better way to end the season than with a win. Perhaps the Raiders will be able to learn more about their quarterback situation of the future as well.