Before the 2013 NFL season got underway, the New England Patriots decided to part ways with controversial quarterback Tim Tebow. Although the move was surprising to some, the writing seemed to be on the wall in New England and around the league with no one having faith in the two-time BCS champion at the quarterback position.
Recently, Terrelle Pryor of the Oakland Raiders talked about Tebow’s decline and his reluctance to change his game. Pryor doesn’t want to make the same mistake Tebow has in terms of style of play according to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com:
And Pryor is using Tim Tebow, to whom his skill set and throwing motion have been compared, as a cautionary tale of sorts.
Pryor said the following about not wanting to follow in Tebow’s footsteps via Gutierrez:
“I hope when I get the rushers, people are rushing me, I hope I don’t go back to the old thing,”
After the first five games of the season, the Raiders have begun to show signs of life with the team getting the best of the division rival San Diego Chargers in Week 5. Pryor has played a major role in the team’s resurgence as he’s seemingly turned the corner and earned the respect of the coaching staff in Oakland.
Even though Pryor still has much to prove in terms of being the new face of the franchise in Oakland, the consensus seems to be that he’s well on his way to becoming the long-term starter under center. Only time will tell if Pryor has truly turned the corner or if he’s just another quarterback that won’t pan out for the Raiders.