Terrelle Pryor must have felt like he was dreaming. He wanted out of Oakland after they signed former Texan Matt Schaub and the Raiders granted him his wish. They traded him to the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh-round pick in this years draft. Pryor now goes to one of the most exciting teams in the league and a favorite to win the Superbowl.
Now the question is what can he do in Seattle that he couldn’t do in Oakland?
Pryor would obviously like to stay at Quarterback however Tavaris Jackson just signed a deal with guaranteed money to be Russell Wilson’s back up. That means that he would be competing with B.J. Daniels for the third spot on the bench. This obviously puts him in a way different position than when he was in Oakland.
Pryor is not going to be starting any games in Seattle soon but he will be able to learn under two proven starters in the NFL. He will finally have a solid coach to help show him how to play the game. Carroll is a great motivator and can inspire Pryor to use all of the talent that he has. Russell Wilson can show Pryor how to contain his legs and only use them as a back up plan. He can show him how to run through the progressions on passing plays and how to react when an audible is called. In Oakland, Pryor didn’t have a solid team of winners and veterans that could show him how to handle a NFL game. Pryor is also only 24 years old so he still has time to learn the and he can emerge as a starter if he works hard.
Do you think the Raiders should have held onto Pryor? The Raiders currently have Matt McGloin and Trent Edwards as the back ups for Schaub. Are those guys capable of doing the job?
Let us know what you think!