Terrelle Pryor Smart to Reportedly Request a Trade from the Oakland Raiders

With the recent moves made by the Oakland Raiders, quarterback Terrelle Pryor is smart to request a trade as he tries to find a better situation with a different NFL team.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Raiders recently acquired two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Schaub from the Houston Texans in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Schaub struggled in his final season with the Texans, but it looks likely that he'll be the starting QB in Oakland next season.

That's not exactly the best situation for Pryor, who started nine games for the Raiders last season. Now, the Raiders have Schaub, Pryor and Matt McGloin on the depth chart, and there's a good chance that Pryor is No. 3 on that list.

With the possibility of not playing under center for the Raiders next season, Alex Marvez of Fox Sports tweeted on Monday that the 24-year-old quarterback out of Ohio State has asked to be traded:

Tim Kawakami from the San Jose Mercury News tweeted that general manager Reggie McKenzie suggested Pryor could be gone in the near future:

Marc Sessler from NFL.com provided some additional quotes from McKenzie, with the GM saying:

He has talked to his agent about it. He had him talk to me about it. Terrelle wants to start so bad. I'll visit with him. We'll talk to him. ... We'll see next week or so how he feels about his future.

Anytime you sign a veteran player, a guy (like Pryor) that really wants to start -- it's gonna hit him. And so that's what I'm going to talk with him about.

Given the current situation, Pryor is smart to want to be traded.

The numbers for Pryor last season weren't great as a passer. He completed just 57.4 percent of his passes for 1,798 yards, seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions, giving him a 69.1 passer rating.

However, he showed his big-play potential with his legs o...

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