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

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

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’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?


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