Oakland Raiders’ Future at QB Wisely Doesn’t Include Terrelle Pryor

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s days as a member of the Oakland Raiders are numbered. Late owner Al Davis’ last draft pick is so unlikely to remain with the team in 2014; all that’s left is the formality of his exit.

The future at the quarterback position for the Raiders is so uncertain; they may consider drafting a quarterback that doesn’t start in Year 1 at No. 5 overall. The Raiders may also seriously consider signing Josh Freeman in free agency to serve as a bridge to the future.

The only thing that seems certain at this point is that Pryor isn’t part of the Raiders’ plan at quarterback. Considering the three years Pryor has had to develop, he hasn’t been able to produce consistently with his legs and he still has too many deficiencies as a passer.

If it weren’t for his amazing athleticism, this move would have come much earlier. The Raiders are wisely moving on from Pryor while planning to add a franchise quarterback in the near future.

Bleacher Report’s Lead Video Producer Aaron Nagler reported over the weekend that the Raiders are actively shopping Pryor. Almost simultaneously, owner Mark Davis suggested that Pryor might not be with the Raiders going forward.

“The two guys that we've got, Terrelle (Pryor) and Matt (McGloin), are young guys that still need experience,” Davis told Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Whether they get that here or not is to be seen.”

With relative certainty, we know the Raiders don’t have a long-term answer at the position on the roster. When it comes to having a backup quarterback, it makes a lot more sense to have one that can do many of the same things as the starter so the team doesn’t have to run two different offenses.

McGloin may not be the long-term answer, but the Raiders seem to like him enough to keep him around in a back-up capaci...

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