Raiders coach Dennis Allen told reporters including the San Francisco Chronicle’s Vic Tafur on Tuesday that Terrelle Pryor will stay on the field and get an extended look with the second-team in this Thursday’s game against the Seahawks.
Allen said Terrelle Pryor, Menelik Watson and D.J. Hayden will stay in and play with second team as well Thursday in Seattle. #Raiders
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 27, 2013
Allen announced on Sunday that Pryor would get the start while Matt Flynn rests with shoulder tendonitis, and after his solid performance in last week’s game against the Bears and now this announcement, it certainly sounds as if Pryor has at least a 50-50 chance of being the starting quarterback in Week 1 against the Colts. ”That’s my goal, to be a starting quarterback and to lead a team to wins, wins, wins,” Pryor said. “I won’t stop until it happens.”
Pryor lost his only start in 2012, and in four total appearances since being drafted by the Raiders before the 2011 season, he’s thrown for two touchdowns and 155 yards with a 46.7-percent completion rate. But after rushing and throwing for a touchdown in Friday’s game as well as putting together a strong camp, it looks like the former Buckeyes starter could get be the top man under center for the Raiders on September 8.
“It would mean a lot [to be named the starter]. I came a long way,” Pryor told ESPN. “I believe every day at practice that I show leadership. I just want to make us better as a team … It’s gonna feel great when it happens, if it happens.”