Dec 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs with the ball in front of Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (94) at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Terrelle Pryor Wants Trade, Oakland Raiders Willing To Oblige


According to separate reports, Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor—after seeing his former job given to Matt Schaub after the veteran was acquired from the Texans last week—wants a trade and the Raiders are preparing to trade of release the three-year veteran.

According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports1, via Twitter:

Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News later reported via Twitter that the club appears to be ready to change directions:

According to Football Outsiders quarterback metric, Pryor was 44th among 45 qualified quarterbacks in the NFL last season, ahead of only Cleveland’s Brandon Weeden. Pryor was 37th among 39 qualifiers on ESPN’s Total QBR, ahead of only Weeden and former Raider Matt Flynn, who also played for the Packers last season. Pryor’s 69.1 passer rating was 36th among 37 qualifiers in the league, ahead of only Geno Smith of the Jets.

So, yes, by any measure, he wasn’t so good last year. But he had his moments. Pryor set an NFL record with a 93-yard touchdown run in a win over the Steelers in Week 8—one of two games in which he topped 100 yards rushing—and was second among NFL quarterbacks with 576 rushing yards last season, trailing only Carolina’s Cam Newton, who had 585 yards on the ground. Only four quarterbacks topped 500 yards rushing in 2013; the others were Russell Wilson of the Seahawks and Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers.

It’s hard to envision a scenario in which a team trades for Pryor. To get Schaub, a two-time Pro Bowler with playoff experience, the Raiders only surrendered a sixth-round pick.

The Raiders currently have four quarterbacks on the roster: Schaub, Pryor, Matt McGloin and Trent Edwards, who was signed to a reserve/future contract in January after being out of the league in 2013.

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  • Chris Schroeder

    Chip Kelly loved Pryor when he was a Buckeye, tried to recruit him in Oregon. Would be a great place to start with the trade talks now that TP has asked to be traded. Maybe it would be best for him to go to the eagles where they can utilize him in a manner much like they did Michael Vick, only he would have to be a backup but Nick Foles being a relatively new starting quarterback maybe he’ll lose a step and open the door for Pryor. Anyways it would be good for him to go to a team who can appreciate the talents he will bring to them and work in their system. McKenzie never wanted a running QB system like that so this will work out for both sides. I think Reggie McKenzie would gladly take Desean Jackson if the Eagles can get something in return worthwhile for him. TP might just be that bargaining chip to dangle in Chip Kelly’s face. Kelly might finally get his guy, and the Raiders won’t have to think about Sammy Watkins at number five assuming he’s still there.

    • Phil Watson

      A Pro Bowl wide receiver for a quarterback who successfully outplayed Brandon Weeden. Not sure that trade would happen in a fantasy league, much less the real NFL.

      • Chris Schroeder

        Well obviously it wouldn’t be a straight trade. There would probably be money involved as well as future draft picks But like I said, it is definitely a good place to start as far as trade talks are concerned.

      • Don

        Too bad Sanchez just signed to Eagles, damn it

  • KloverJane

    Why not convert him.

  • John Thomas Hurdle II

    OK Phil, Pryor has a lower rating than the other guys yet he was not training with the first string doing camp. He was not even to be but a few packages. The coaches do not know how to se this type of talent. He beat out a QB that is the face of their francize Jets. He only got to really play 4 games. Denver last game was to make Allen look good on keeping McGloin. He is a weak head coach. No experience but we keep him and get rid of QB’s. He know what he wants in Defense but he do not now offense. So Mckenzie gets to pick offense. Greg need his type of player. Schuab is a good fit. But Pryor needs to be Newton Back-up

    • Phil Watson

      He started eight games (yes, the Denver game was a weird situation) and I’m not sure there are a lot of coaches who know how to use a quarterback “talent” that misses receivers by several yards on a consistent basis. Pryor has a very strong arm–he could throw a football through a car wash and not get it wet … provided he had the accuracy to actually throw it through the car wash door, something he’s not shown me he’s capable of doing with any consistency.

      • John Thomas Hurdle II

        Phil this was said about Doug Williams and Warren Moon. As well as Bret Farve, Strong arms. Bret was cut/traded after 3 years in ATL. so was Steve Young. yes he over throw receivers but he is under distress. Once again he did not get a chance to work with first team until last pre-season game. But I feel even with a winning season Allen will be out. He just look like a deer in headlights. Pryor had no problem hitting his receivers in college. Or the 2nd or 3rd string receivers that is why he was focus on one. Comfort zone.

  • gary Adkins

    zero trade value