The Seattle Seahawks will make more than one trip to the Bay Area this season, though Thursday will be their only game against the Oakland Raiders.
Normally that wouldn’t be a big deal, especially considering it’s the fourth game of the preseason and most starting players won’t even sniff the field. But for Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Terrelle Pryor, it’s a chance to play in his former stomping grounds.
Pryor struggled with his passing as a member of the Oakland Raiders, though was impressive on his feet as he continually torched opposing defenses once he left the pocket. Alas, the Oakland Raiders felt they weren’t going to get much better with Pryor as their starting quarterback so they made a move.
It doesn’t sound as if Terrelle Pryor has any animosity towards his former franchise, though he’s excited to be playing against them to show they what they have missed out on.
“At first they didn’t want to, but at the end of the day, I’m here,” Pryor said. “Now I have an opportunity to go play against some [former] teammates and friends and some good players. That’s what I look forward to.”
While Pryor can be an exciting player, he’s not the type of quarterback you build your team around and the Oakland Raiders understandably needed to make a change. It’s probably for the best of both as Pryor can now compete on a playoff team while the Oakland Raiders can attempt to mold Derek Carr into the star quarterback they feel he can become.