Terrelle Pryor is a man of many things, but there is one role that he would still like to solidify himself in: the starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders.
As it turns out, hat job is up in the air for Pryor tonight, as he will be starting at quarterback for the Raiders against the Seattle Seahawks in a highly-anticipated matchup (well, for Raiders fans).
Last week the Raiders got taken down by the Chicago Bears and the once-presumed starting quarterback Matt Flynn threw two interceptions on just six throws. Flynn’s poor play left the door wide open for Pryor to jump in and steal the show, and that’s exactly what he did.
The speedy signal caller completed seven of his nine pass attempts for a total of 93 yards while also tallying 37 rushing yards en route to leading Oakland to 20 points on five drives. Pryor marched into the game well prepared and made the most of his opportunity.
Pryor gets the starting gig tonight as Flynn will be resting with a sore elbow, ironically the same injury that limited him last preseason when another young quarterback stole his starting job.
It seems as though most people believe Pryor will earn the starting job, but he must really do some work tonight to solidify his position. He will be facing a tenacious Seahawks’ defense that never shows mercy, but I believe that Pryor is ready to take over and will seize the opportunity in front of him.
The drama couldn’t be any bigger in the Raiders’ last preseason game of the season, and all eyes will be on the explosive quarterback that is playing in the biggest game of his career thus far. Raiders fans have gone a long time without a legitimate franchise quarterback, and maybe their bad luck will end tonight.
The game will be played in the noisy CenturyLink Field in Seattle, but Oakland must keep their composure and execute properly. The game is set to start at 7 PM PT and should be a thriller.