EXCLUSIVE: Oakland Raiders To Start Terrelle Pryor As Quarterback Against Kansas City
Oakland Raiders Quarterback Terrelle Pryor sat on the sidelines for six weeks not knowing whether or not he would EVER START in the NFL. Well next week, he'll get his chance to prove to nation why it was a GOOD IDEA for the Raiders to draft him.
It's being said that Terrelle Pryor will replace Jason Campbell as the starting Quarterback next week against the Kansas City Chiefs. Campbell, who led Oakland to a 3-2 start this season suffered a broken collarbone during the matchup against the Cleveland Browns during the 2nd quarter Sunday afternoon.
With the injury, Campbell is DONE FOR THE SEASON.
The idea of turning to their 2nd string QB Kyle Boller (who didn't do MUCH in the 24-17 win against the Cleveland Browns) being the starter for the team isn't winning any supporters in Oakland.
Boller, who hasn't done anything since his beginning days in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens could stay as a backup, as some inside Oakland are passing him up, and looking to Pryor for leadership and hopefully keep the team on the RIGHT PATH and lead them into the playoffs.
It'll be a risk/gamble seeing that it'll be Pryor's FIRST PROFESSIONAL START IN THE NFL. Plus this upcoming week, Pryor will be practicing with the team for the entire week (the first full week of practice Pryor has had with the Raiders since being off his five game suspension).
Even though they "might" have to put their trust in Pryor (at some point), the Raiders are still trying to trade for a Quarterback before the NFL trade deadline ends Tuesday afternoon at 4 PM. Many believe that Oakland could trade for Kyle Ortan of Denver, Carson Palmer of Cincinnati, or get free agent David Garrard before throwing Pryor to the wolves.
At least for 1 week he will get a chance to shine. Doubt he will see any time after that for the rest of the season. Whoever we sign/trade for will have almost 3 full weeks to learn the playbook and get practice in with our bye week coming up.
[pic - click to view] EXCLUSIVE: Oakland Raiders To Start Terrelle Pryor As Quarterback Against Kansas City