The Oakland Raiders rumor mill is spinning again with reports abounding that Terrelle Pryor is on his way out. According to Pro Football Talk, the Raiders are looking to trade Pryor by Monday. If they can not find any suitors, chances are Terrelle Pryor will be released before offseason workouts begin.
Raiders hope to trade QB Terrelle Pryor before the start of the offseason program on Monday, per league source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 16, 2014
After acquiring Matt Schaub from the Houston Texans in March, rumors about the Oakland Raiders trading Terrelle Pryor started up immediately. Pryor was drafted by the Raiders in 2011 in the third round. He served a five game suspension for his involvement in the Ohio State recruiting scandals and his career never got off the ground. Pryor did start in nine games for the Raiders this season, but his 30.5 QBR was highly uninspiring. Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie confirmed rumors that Terrelle Pryor wanted a trade after Matt Schaub was picked up. “Terrelle wants to start so bad,” McKenzie said in March. “I’ll visit with him. We’ll talk to him.”
The Oakland Raiders have been extremely busy this offseason, picking up six former pro-bowlers, highlighted by running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Defense was a major concern and the Raiders were able to address those concerns as well with pick ups like Justin Tuck and Lamarr Woodley. Many Raiders fans are skeptical that Matt Schaub is a long term solution to Oakland’s quarterback struggles.
With the fifth pick in the NFL draft, Oakland Raiders rumors range everywhere from defensive players like Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack to UCF quarterback Blake Bortles. With Terrelle Pryor all but on the plane out of Oakland, it seems highly likely that the Raiders are looking to find their quarterback of the future. With only two years remaining for Matt Schaub, it would do a player like Blake Bortles well to spend time learning about the NFL.
While mock draft boards have Bortles, Johnny Manziel, Derek Carr, and Teddy Bridgewater going all over the place, Bortles would be a great fit to learn from Schaub. Bortles showed signs of being the most consistent, traditional NFL quarterback out of the bunch. The fifth pick can really go any direction, depending on what happens in front of the Raiders. But if Bortles is still there when the Raiders are on the clock, it would not be surprising to see them take the UCF star to be the offensive face of the future.
What do you think of the Oakland Raiders rumors surrounding the trade of Terrelle Pryor? Do you think anyone will be interested?
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