Oakland Raiders: ‘A Lot of Skepticism About Terrelle Pryor Starting at Quarterback

Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs for a gain against the Chicago Bears during the third quarter at O.Co Coliseum. The Chicago Bears defeated the Oakland Raiders 34-26. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The season hasn’t even started yet, and we already have a quarterback controversy brewing with the Oakland Raiders that just keeps getting better and better.

Several reports have surfaced recently claiming that Terrelle Pryor will be the Raiders’ starting quarterback this Sunday when they take on the Colts in Week 1.

However, he may be on an extremely short leash. According to NFL.com’s Mike Silver, there is “a lot of skepticism” about Pryor being the starting quarterback. But Silver reports that Pryor “has an ally” in owner Mark Davis.

So if not Pryor, then who?

According to Silver, people within the Raiders’ organization believes that undrafted quarterback Matt McGloin gives the Raiders the best chance to win. Yes, he did play well in the preseason, but keep in mind that McGloin was undrafted and entered the offseason fourth on the depth chart after signing as a free agent.

Speculation is abundant, but all is quiet around Pryor and head coach Dennis Allen. Allen has still not officially named a starter for Week 1, although all signs seem to lead to Pryor being under center.

So even before he gets a chance to show what he can do, the organization is already skeptical about Pryor, who has made just one career start.

Instead, they’re placing their hope behind an undrafted rookie quarterback? Really?

 

Topics: Oakland Raiders, Terrelle Pryor

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  • holy roller

    Well, theres a news flash,,,……DA and RM have an “anti Al” bias, REALLY? These insiders should dig deeper than the obvious and what I’ve been talking about since the first time DA said “he’s just not ready”……(one could say the same about DA in fact)……short leash? BIG MISTAKE! TP will make some mistakes but if you let him grow, he will flourish as Big Al knew he would.
    RM is looking rather pedestrian at this point……..Big Al picked Gannon(read allowed it) and rm pick Flynn???????”’ah well, a donks loss would be a good way to start the season………

  • James Holtslander

    Tebow also had skepticism and while he wasn’t great, was winning games. Oakland fans (like me) want Pryor. He deserves it. If he goes 0-4 and looks bad, then pull him. But I know there are no other QBs on the roster that will be able to run for their life with the OL that we have. Flynn was sacked 5 times in a half, and he was the hier apparent. The quickest QB has the best chance right now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.schroeder.161 Chris Schroeder

    Pryors abilities are up there with the best NFL QB’s. Wilson, Kaepernick, RG3. All he needs Is a chance. All he knows how to do is win. His record at Ohio State was phenomenal. Something like 54-5. This dude can be a badass, he just needs time.

  • Silvia Arredondo

    Just because he was undrafted doesn’t mean anything. He is a good quarterback but right now Pryor has the most experience and his ability to run gives us the best chance to win.

  • Ricky Bobby

    You can blame biased HC Dennis Allen for this BS. He never wanted TP here let alone for him to be the starting QB which is why he has yet to name him the starter. This is a joke of a HC who needs to be fired ASAP!!