Is Terrelle Pryor Going To Be The Quarterback Everyone Is Talking About During The Upcoming NFL Season?
Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn just can’t seem to catch a break, can he? Prior to the 2012-13 NFL season, the former Green Bay Packers quarterback was traded to Seattle to be the starting quarterback for the Seahawks. However, in a somewhat shocking twist, he was beat out by rookie Russell Wilson for the starting job during training camp and, of course, Russell went on to have a very successful rookie season. So during the offseason, the Seahawks traded Flynn to the Raiders to be their new starting quarterback. Good deal for Flynn, right?
Wrong. As it turns out, Flynn might not get the chance to start in Oakland, either. Although no final decision has been made yet, Raiders backup Terrelle Pryor is going to start the team’s fourth and final preseason game on Friday night and get every opportunity to win the starting job. He’s looked impressive during the preseason and could be the QB that everyone is talking about during the upcoming season due to his ability to improvise and run the ball from the QB position, much like Wilson.
“Coach told me what the deal was, that Matt wasn’t playing on Friday and he wanted me to jump with the first team and lead them to Seattle,” Pryor said earlier this week. “I’m definitely not all the way there in terms of the playbook and in terms of just being a quarterback out there. Don’t get me wrong, I can lead if I was called upon to do it. I’m just out there getting better and trying to get in sync with guys.”
If he’s able to do that—and if he’s able to put together a solid showing on Friday night—the job may belong to Pryor. It’ll be bad news for Flynn. But it’ll be great news for the Raiders, who have been waiting for a decade for a quarterback to come along and electrify their fan base. Pryor could be the guy that they’ve been waiting for. And he could be the guy that everyone is talking about in a couple of months if he can help lead the Raiders to some success.