He did it!
Former Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor got his first career win as an NFL starter on Sunday, as his Oakland Raiders beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-9.
While Pryor was underwhelming in the game, he did the job that is expected of any young quarterback, which is “Don’t be the reason your team loses.” Pryor was 15 of 24 on passing attempts, throwing for 126 yards, no touchdowns and, mostly importantly, no interceptions. The passing offense was lack-luster at best, however, the Raiders did rush for a combined 226 yards, 50 of those coming on the legs of Pryor. Pryor almost had a rushing score, but the play was called back to the 11-yard line after a penalty.
Pryor may not have won you your fantasy game this week (he got 10 points in my league), but he did a perfect job of playing the role of game manager. Pryor’s Raiders are now 1-1, better than Robert Griffin’s Redskins and Eli Manning’s Giants. It’s Jacksonville, but hey, ask Andrew Luck how easy it is to beat the Jaguars. A win’s a win!