Pryor made his opinion heard when Oakland traded for for former Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub. He didn’t want to remain in the Bay area as a backup, he wanted to start. Well, he won’t be getting much playing time with Seattle since they have Russell Wilson, but he got his wish to be traded. And the Seahawks are the defending Super Bowl champions so hopefully that pacifies him.
Pryor struggled at throwing the ball in his first significant amount of playing time as a professional with the Raiders. He completed just 57.4 % of his passes for a disappointing 163.5 yards per game, but showed an ability to make plays with his feet (he set a season record for Oakland with 576 rushing yards in just 11 games, nine starts). In week eight, he broke off a 93-yard run for a score against the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 21-18 victory.
He had a career-high 112 yards on 13 carries in the season-opener in their 21-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts and was really just a running back that lined up under the center. His best passing games were in blowout losses to Denver (281 yards) and Philadelphia (288 yards), games where Oakland was forced to throw the ball.
Pryor got his wish and the Raiders have a proven NFL QB, it’s a win-win situation for both parties involved.
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