This weekend featured a lot of buzz about whether or not the Raiders would cut Pryor if they couldn’t find a trade partner interested in his services.
None of that matters now, as it looks like the mobile QB has found a new home.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 22, 2014
It’s interesting to note that last season Seattle traded Matt Flynn to Oakland. And now, Oakland has returned the favor and traded Pryor to Seattle.
Looking at the move from another angle, Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman made an interesting point about Carroll kicking the tires of formerly No.1-rated draft prospects.
With Seattle acquiring Terrelle Pryor, Pete Carroll’s now traded for 2 former #1 overall recruits (Harvin the other) #RonaldPowellDraftWatch
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 22, 2014
It’s now clear the Raiders will be drafting a quarterback in the first two rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft. Should Johnny Manziel be packing his bags for the Bay Area?
And for Seattle, Pryor can serve as a solid backup if he can beat out veteran QB Tarvaris Jackson in training camp. His mobility/elusiveness make him a good fit in the Seahawks’ run-first offense. All the team needs is a game manager, and Pryor can be that if he makes smart decisions with the football and keeps it simple. This acquisition should turn out to be a solid one for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Pro Football Focus’ Pete Damilatis notes Pryor could be a big threat in play-action passing situations.
Terrelle Pryor had a 69.1 QB Rating in 2013, but 86.0 when using play action. Seahawks had the highest play action % in the NFL.
— Pete Damilatis (@PFF_Pete) April 22, 2014