Dec 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) controls the ball against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Denver Broncos defeated the Oakland Raiders 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Terrelle Pryor a good fit for Philadelphia Eagles


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.

Tags: NFL Rumors Oakland Raiders Philadelphia Eagles Terrelle Pryor

  • cjhowardo

    I would love this.

  • Carl Elftman

    Mistake by trading him, he is better than McGloin. Given time Pryor will be a great Querterback. How long was Steve Young the understudy for Joe Montana? Give a couple of years under Schaub and he will be ready to play.

    • raidersfanbob

      I see your point of view but I just don’t see Pryor being a great QB in a Raiders uniform. Reggie seems to be hellbent on dismissing almost every player that Al Davis brought in, with the exception of a select few. The O-line is being transformed into a pocket passers kind of line and TP’s feet are just too happy for such a line. We might as well try to use him in a trade with Philly to get DeShaun Jackson who, imo, is worth more for winning games now than TP sitting on the sidelines doing nothing.

      • friendship220

        You are flat out wrong about the oline. That’s a run blocking oline.

    • Jon Palmer

      The Raiders already wisely gave McGloin a vote of confidence. And although I am biased, they are right. McGloin has been the underdog his entire football career and always rises above expectations. He was a walk-on at PSU and ended up beating out a 4-star recruit. Remember, last year he was only supposed to be an extra camp arm and he end up starting. His senior year at PSU he made huge advances being trained by Bill O’Brien. He will end up the starter again.

      • Demarkus Tramail Swan

        I am biased as well, I can’t believe in one game wonder QB’s with 1-5 records.

        • Jon Palmer

          You don’t have to believe. That is my point. You just have to watch and let him show you.

      • friendship220

        Starter on the Texans? Bill O’Brien might be more confident in him than Fitz or whoever they draft, if they draft.

    • Demarkus Tramail Swan

      I concur Carl, but it’s obvious DA Isnt ABOUT TO ALLOW A BLACK QB to be the face of the franchise. He would sign MATT DAMON to SET UP TP TO FAIL.

  • raidersfanbob

    Hmmm, perhaps TP will be part of the bargaining chip in the DeShaun Jackson trade! One could only hope…

    • Bob

      Works for me. Straight trade. The Raiders don’t lose a draft pick.

      • raidersfanbob

        I wish a straight up trade would happen but it just won’t happen. Philly will want TP and a mid to late round pick. The value of a top tier WR vs a back-up QB just doesn’t garner a straight up trade. But it never hurts to dream!

    • PK

      My thoughts exactly sending tp to Philly for dsj. Sounds good to me if des ran can keep his diva attitude in check.(highly doubtful) it’s known that chip Kelly admired tp ability and tried to recruit him in college. I think it would be better for to to go there honestly I love the guy and his work ethic but chips offense makes adverage passing qbs that’s are great athletes look like gods

    • Chris Schroeder

      Thinking the same thing. Great if it happens.

  • Otto

    I can’t believe that someone is going to try & compare TP to Steve Young, really? As massive a Raider fan as i am (Since ’73 baby) , i will always give props where & when it’s deserved. And you MUST be forgetting that Steve Young was already a decent “Professional” QB in the old USFL prior to coming to the 49ers. And Montana was a legend to learn behind. Really, Pryor/Schaub compared to Montana/Young? Just wow! Learn your history before embarrasing us Raider fans please.

    • friendship220

      He was in Tampa Bay for 2 years between usfl and 9ers. His passer rating those years was lower than Pryor’s last year.

      • Otto

        yah, i already commented on that. You guys are missing my point. And while i can’t remember who’s article it was, someone brought out a GREAT point about Schaub. He’s had 2 PRO BOWL seasons, and only 1 really bad year (Last year). Break down last year & the majority of his bad “Stats” came from 2 specific games; 49ers & Broncos. Now, while we as Raider fans may loathe both of those teams, you have to admit that they were both playoff caliber with 1 going to the big game. Tie that in with the fact that the Texans line was as bad (If not worse) than ours! Listen, TP can run…no question. But he can’t make smart football decisions, let alone quick enough. He’s like Kordell Stewart 2.0, at least HE was given the chance to play another position.

        • friendship220

          Kordell Stewart took the Steelers to the playoffs twice in 5 years. He had a 2-2 record. Better than Schaub. He was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Year in 2001. I think that Stewart might’ve started at another position, but he was the starting QB for 5 years.

  • gdubb

    Keep TP get rid of trent Edwards

  • Otto

    And yes, i know about his 2 miserable years in TB, and the fact that he played tailback once in the USFL. Don’t get me started…oh wait.

  • Carl Elftman

    I have been a fan since 1960 and have seen it all with the Raiders. But I am saying that Pryor is the next Steve Young but the Raiders really have never given him a chance to play.

    He is better then McGloin. And rememeberbit was RM that brought in Fkynn and it failed. I just want to see Pryor leave and become a starter. And the Raiders still looking for a QB in the next 5 years.

    If they could get Jackson from the Eagles for Pryor and low draft pick, I will go for that deal.

    • Demarkus Tramail Swan

      Whose going to throw the ball to DJAX? Shaub noodle arm & no confidence is the answe. RM & DA gone with Shaub by season’s end.

    • friendship220

      I’m a Raider fan, have been since I’ve been a little kid, mid 70s, Stabler. I want Pryor to stay a Raider. I want him to start, beat out Schaub just like he beat out Flynn last year. And, yes, Pryor should be a dominant player in the NFL. If the Raiders are too stupid to watch an Auburn game to get a general idea what you can do with a QB who is bigger and faster than any other QB in history (Vick in his prime was likely faster, but nowhere near as big), well, what, that’s par the course for the Raiders for the last 30 years with a little blip about 10 years ago. I think Pryor will be great, they should build the offense around him and let er rip.

  • Don

    No team is gonna give up a draft pick for this guy, he draft is the deepest it’s ever been and giving Jackson’s payroll, he’s gonna hit the FA and a pay cut. If he was wanted so bad it would have happened already.

    • friendship220

      Nobody in the draft has the athleticism that teams have to game plan for. There never has been a QB in history with that size and speed. It means 93 yard td runs. If anybody is too stupid to understand how important that it, that’s fine with me.

      • Don

        I was talkin about Jackson, read…barking up the wrong tree

  • James Holtslander

    I wish him success if he does move on, he has nothing but respect for our team. I still hope we can get manziel to sit behind schaub,

    • Pridenpoise

      Oakland is not using a 1st round pick on a QB to sit and watch, that was the point of getting Schaub.

  • Marty Thurman

    That’s ridiculous to think that Kelly would bring Pryor to Philly because he was a highly regarded high school recruit 8 yrs ago. Really? Kelly is a professional coach now and do you honestly think he would bring a guy in who after 4 yrs of being prep to play was beaten out by an undrafted rookie free agent who had never thrown an NFL pass would put him an injury away from the No.1 guy? For real? Pryor is not an NFL QB.

    • Demarkus Tramail Swan

      Kelly would snap him up in a heartbeat, may trade for him.

    • friendship220

      Every single NFL team would love to have Pryor. He forces the other team to game plan for him. Or a running QB backup for a running QB.

  • http://yahoo.com Antwain Chef Bones Curtis Sr.

    Pryor at reciever please or tight end

  • Demarkus Tramail Swan

    I’m sure TP would welcome this trade to get from under BIASED HC DENNIS “KKK” ALLEN.

    • Rees Britton

      The racist bs never stops coming out of you does it?

  • Josh Carley

    I watched Steve at byu and he was a more accurated qb in college than Tp ever will be and that is what u can’t teach. So no more comparisons of that kind please.

    • friendship220

      Steve Young didn’t have a passer rating as high as Pryor had last year until his 3rd year.

  • Sterling Archer

    I would love to see this happen. TP is like the Tim Tebow of the Raiders. (I am not comparing NFL ability so hear me out) As long as he is on the roster you are going to have Raiders Fans who are going to call for him to play and be the starter regardless of how crappy he played last year or his inability to read a defense. Because of this it adds instability and more pressure on a team that is already (and still) rebuilding. After a decade of loosing, Oakland has what seems to be its first strong Roster with a solid QB. Adding the circus that is TP only hurts the organization and takes away from the positive moves the team has taken. Maybe TP can go somewhere and be successful in another city but it will be a few years down the road and will only cause problems for us here.

  • friendship220

    Getting rid of Vick to get Pryor? Doesn’t make sense to me, but so much everywhere NFL related is far inferior to what it should be that nothing would surprise me. If the Raiders plan is to suck forever, and it might be, trading a guy who does amazingly great things on the field is something that would increase the suck.

    Yes, Terrelle Pryor is a good fit for any NFL team. If you have a running QB, he can be a backup. If you don’t have a running QB, you could sit Pryor on the bench, never play him, and the other team’s defense would have to game plan for him, wasting valuable time.

    He’s worth a 1st rounder, at least, if he was traded, because you can’t often just plop a player on your roster that forces the other defense to be less prepared for your offense.

  • Spencer Walker

    Give up to and a 5th rounder desean Jackson everybody wins then in draft either get Sammy or trade down to get the picks we lost