Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) stands on the field before the start of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Terrelle Pryor noncommittal about return to Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders will likely attempt to find a franchise quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft, a decision that will likely leave Terrelle Pryor looking for work elsewhere.

Of course, Pryor’s potential return to the Raiders likely hinges on Oakland’s desire to keep head coach Dennis Allen who butted heads with the running quarterback.

Allen nearly benched Pryor in Oakland’s Week 17 loss – though that wouldn’t have been the first time this season as Allen sat Pryor in favor of Matt McGloin for multiple weeks.

The constant uncertainty has left a distaste in Terrelle Pryor’s mouth, who was noncommittal about returning to the Raiders next season in his post game comments:

Allen and Pryor downplay their differences, but not to the point where Pryor would say he wants to be back next season.

“I don’t think right now is the time for that,” he said. “Get to talk and see what goes on with the organization and have a chat.”

When defenses focused on stopping Pryor’s run game, he struggled mightily, leaving many to question his ability to be an NFL-level quarterback moving forward.

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  • Hangtownie

    At the beginning of the year – I really hoped he would be the answer to our QB situation. After yesterday and his previous starts, he is the only person who could of made the last guy to wear #2 look good.

    • PJ

      The teeter totter effect with the QBs is because DA has no idea how to develop a young QB. That does not bode well for Deflip our QB coach that was shunned by TP by going elsewhere to get training as well. TP knows these guys have no clue or why go outside the staff that is in place? It will come back to haunt us if they let TP go. He works to hard not to be successful. He just needs a HC to believe in him. I dont blame him for wanting to leave if he does.

      • Hangtownie

        The teeter totter effect was because he got hurt, not some evil plan by the coach. Maybe TP shouldn’t of shunned the coach because whoever he went to didn’t make him better. MM had less experience, less chemistry but looked much better as a NFL QB. Unfortunately hard work doesn’t always mean success in the NFL. Blaming the coach for his performance would be like blaming your driving instructor for your tickets. Lots of great college QB’s just don’t make it in the NFL.

        • Phil Mokate

          I never said it was an evil plan Just that TP is dedicated to his craft by seeking out Tom Brady’s coach, House for better instruction. I agree with not blaming a driving instructor for tickets but this is a kids future here. He needs time to develop like every other QB. Even Wilson is having his struggles now. He has not been treated fairly by DA is all I’m saying.

  • James Holtslander

    With all the money we will have to spend , our defense is a player or two from being really good, Houston is thinking of leaving? When will players understand, with Woodson, branch, Houston, and a ton to spend on free agents, Why would he leave, oh yeah it’s as much about money as anything.

  • Michael, Sugar Grove

    Amazing. The writer managed to use the word “likely”, three times in two sentences.