Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (6) on the sideline in the rain during the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders: Can Terrelle Pryor Win the Starting Quarterback Gig?

Terrelle Pryor isn’t penciled in as the Oakland Raiders’ starting quarterback, nor does management think that he’s a lock to earn the job. General manager Reggie McKenzie told Pro Football talk that there will be a competition for the starting gig, which means that Pryor will have as good as shot as any to open the season in a starters’ role.

Pryor’s mobility is certainly some that Oakland’s coaching staff will examine very closely. Quarterbacks who can create chaos by running are taking over the NFL, and more and more of these players will start to come through. Just look at Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin.

The Raiders hope that Pryor can be the next name to join that list. But for now, Pryor isn’t hinting that he will open the 2013 campaign as the Raiders’ starting quarterback (Via Pro Football Talk):

“I don’t really wanna give comparisons or anything like that because Carson [Palmer] does a great job of what he does, and I can also play too and do some things well too,” Pryor said.  “So I can’t down talk him because he’s a great QB to me and I just wanna stay on my side of seeing what I have to do to get better every single day and that’s where I’m at right now. “

The potential for Pryor is there, now it’s just a matter of fulfilling it.

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