Terrelle Pryor will be the starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders in the final game of the season against the Chargers on Sunday, the Raiders announced on Twitter.
Pryor has appeared in two games this season and is 1/2 on pass attempts. He will start in place of the injured Carson Palmer, who hurt his rib and lungs against the Panthers last week.
So the decision came down to backup Matt Leinart and Pryor, the third-stringer whose potential has yet to be uncovered.
Leinart stated his case earlier this week, telling the media, “I deserve to start.”
However, it seems as if the Raiders are giving Pryor his shot to prove himself and possibly be the quarterback of the future for the Raiders.
The Raiders are 4-11, and will be on the road to face the Chargers in the season finale.