Terrelle Pryor Is Oakland Raiders’ Best Option Despite Team’s Alleged Skepticism

Terrelle Pryor is the Oakland Raiders' starting quarterback as the team preps for its Week 1 clash with the Indianapolis Colts, but just how long Pryor will be under center is another story entirely.

Oakland has not even participated in its first game of the season and there is already a reported divide within the struggling organization over whether or not Pryor is the man for the job. 

The initial report came from Michael Silver of NFL.com, which was neatly summarized by his colleague Dan Hanzus. Silver reports that Pryor's biggest fan is owner Mark Davis, who wants him on the field.

Silver also stated that others within the organization do not want Matt Flynn, but instead want undrafted free agent Matt McGloin under center.


There are folks in Oakland that want an undrafted free agent, albeit one who beat out a fourth-round draft pick in Tyler Wilson for a roster spot, under center to start the season?

It seems there are those unwilling to give Pryor a chance despite his obvious skill set that can help to compensate for a lack of overall talent on the roster.

Pryor was sound this preseason in four games, but McGloin was no slouch either: 

Where Pryor really does his damage is on the ground, where he racked up another 131 yards and a touchdown. It's also imperative to remember that Pryor was doing most of his damage against starters while McGloin was handling backups.

Yes, weak-armed and oft-injured Flynn is an afterthought at this point.

McGloin may be more NFL-ready as a passer than Pryor, but for a roster so deficient in talent at a variety of spots, the Raiders need a wild card. That would be Pryor and his dual-threat ability.

Other than at quarterback, Oakland is nearly identical to last year's team on the offensive side of the ball. We saw in 2012-13 what a pocket passer stuc...

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