Now that the Oakland Raiders have traded for former Houston Texans’ quarterback Matt Schaub, joining Matt McGloin and Terrelle Pryor, it looks like Pryor is going to be the odd man out.
With Michael Vick now a member of the New York Jets, the Philadelphia Eagles would like a more experienced backup than Matt Barkley.
Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly offers a few bullet points explaining why Pryor joining the Eagles makes a lot of sense.
• Pryor almost certainly is the odd man out in Oakland after the Raiders traded for Matt Schaub, who is the projected starter. The Raiders really like Matt McGloin as a backup and almost assuredly will draft a quarterback in May.
• Chip Kelly once had strong interest in Pryor, back when Kelly was coaching at Oregon and Pryor was the studliest high school recruit in the country out of Western Pennsylvania. Pryor decided to stay closer to home, choosing Ohio State, but his mobility and athleticism would have been an excellent fit in Kelly’s college offense.
Pryor completed 156 of 272 passes for 1,798 yards with seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 11 games last season. He rushed for 576 yards and two touchdowns on 83 carries.