The Oakland Raiders are heading into their fourth and final preseason game taking on the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night. Not only will the Raiders’ coaching staff being taking on arguably their toughest opponent in the preseason, but the starting quarterback position is apparently up for grabs.
Heading into the matchup against the Seahawks, Pryor will be the starter while Flynn rests with elbow tendinitis. With another solid performance against a very good defense, the Ohio State product will likely be named the starter for Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Offensive coordinator, Greg Olson, talked about Pryor’s impact on the game and the fact the team is looking for players of his caliber to make plays via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com:
“When you see Terrelle in a game, he just looks faster than the other players on the field,” Olson said. “That’s what jumped out at me, and probably jumped out at most people when they watch him play. He can run. He is a tremendous athlete, and he’s got the ability to make plays. Right now we’re looking for playmakers.”
With a few impressive performances during the preseason, Terrelle Pryor has emerged as a viable option under center for the Raiders. Although Matt Flynn is still considered the projected starter for Oakland, Pryor’s skill set appears to benefit the team for the time being due to his mobility.
Olson is clearly excited about the prospect of Pryor being the starter moving forward. Flynn will be earning a large paycheck to potentially sit on the bench, but it’ll be difficult to make a case for the veteran over Pryor if the former Buckeye continues to play well.