Thus far, Terrelle Pryor’s NFL career has consisted of one play, which was a trick play in the 2011 season that was botched. Otherwise, the former Ohio State Buckeye has been “grabbing some pine,” to steal a Mike Krukow-reference.
He might be getting some more chances later this season, with the Raiders at 3-10 and looking to try out some of their young, unproven talents. Pryor is one player that they will certainly take a look at, says Dennis Allen. However, this is no indication that current starter Caron Palmer is in trouble of losing his job.
“I think the biggest thing is to start getting him in a game, a little bit of game action,” Allen said, via CSNBayArea.com. “I’m not ready to say that he would be a starter. I think that Carson, obviously, he’s made a couple of mistakes the last couple of weeks but yet, Carson’s been one of the reasons why, specifically, earlier in the year, why we had a chance in certain games. So I’m not down on Carson at all. Obviously, we want to see some of these younger guys play.”
There has been some speculation that the Raiders would use Pryor at another position. He has fantastic hands, and ran a 4.33 40-yard dash in college.
It would be wise for the Raiders to at least use Pryor in certain situations, like the 49ers did with Colin Kaepernick before he took over as the starter. With terrific speed and the ability to scramble, Pryor is a nice change of pace to Carson Palmer, who is a drop-back-and-pass type quarterback.
The Raiders play the Chiefs at home next Sunday, then visit the Panthers and Chargers to finish off the season.