terrelle pryor 2014

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor is on his way north thanks to a trade with the Seattle Seahawks Monday leaving Oakland a seventh round pick in exchange for Pryor.

Though Pryor requested the trade when presented with the possibility of playing second fiddle to an undrafted rookie, being a backup in Seattle is a different story. He'll be learning from one of the best scrambling quarterbacks in the league right now under Russell Wilson, and Pryor's own unique style is very similar to the starter in Seattle.

Matt McGloin and Matt Schaub would have both been ahead of Pryor on the depth chart in Oakland, so the move is definitely favorable for Pryor. The roaming quarterback may also be used in special situations and trick play packages for Seattle.

Picked in the third round of the 2011 supplemental draft, Pryor represents the last selection made under late Raiders owner Al Davis. Pryor is the perfect student for Wilson to mold into a clone of himself.

Pryor already has a claim to fame that no other quarterback can brag about. He is responsible for the longest run by an NFL QB from scrimmage (93 yards). The romp came last October against the Pittsburg Steelers, and that first play from scrimmage for Pryor also resulted in a touchdown.

Where Pryor struggles is in the touchdown-to-interception ratio department and with giving up sacks. He has just 47 yards under 2,000 yards passing (170 completions on 302 attempts) in his career so far with nine total touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Last season, Pryor completed 156-of-272 career passes with Oakland. He connected for seven touchdowns and gave up 11 picks in sporadic starts in 2013 while also rushing for 576 of his 627 career yards on the ground. Pryor also suffered 31 sacks last season, though.

Pryor will be starting with a cleaner slate in Seattle, but he will still have competition in securing the backup job. He will have to beat out both Tarvaris Jackson and B.J. Daniels to play behind Wilson.


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