The shining light for the Raiders season so far has been the play of quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Pryor has completed 65.4 percent of his passes for 624 yards and two touchdowns while also adding 198 rushing yards through three games.
Pryor suffered a concussion in the Raiders loss against the Broncos on Monday night, and as of right now it is unknown whether or not he will be available to play in Sunday’s upcoming game against the Washington Redskins.
Veteran safety Charles Woodson believes this will be a huge loss if he is unable to play:
“It would be a big blow. It’s a guy who is getting his chance and with each week, he’s getting a little more comfortable. He did some good things (against Denver) and it would be a tough blow especially for him […] and his development as a player if he is not able to shake it off and bounce back.”
Pryor took to twitter where he revealed that he did not remember much after taking the hit from Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard. And the fact that Pryor played in two more plays after the hit has forced the NFLPA to probe the situation.
Pryor has been a pleasant surprise for the Raiders as no one expected him to be so poised in the pocket, and so dynamic outside of it. Even though Matt Flynn will be prepared and ready to go, he can’t do the things Pryor can with his feet, and behind an offensive line that has been relatively shaky, Flynn may struggle to buy time in the pocket.