Three and Out: Allen not looking past '13, Pryor's future muddled
Terrelle Pryor's season stats: 10 G, 8 GS, 135-for-253 (58%), 5 TD, 11 INT, 527 rush yards, 2 rush TD. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
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ALAMEDA – Terrelle Pryor would like to be the Raiders starting quarterback again. He’s not sure that will happen. Or if he’ll be given the chance.
The backup started eight games this season but lost his spot to Matt McGloin in Week 11. Pryor is an accent piece now, and might be again next season.
“I’m not really sure,” Pryor said. “I’m just trying to make the best of my situation in practice and to keep learning. … What I need most is experience. I need to get better at things. We all do. I know what I need to get better at. I had a fun time playing eight games. We did some good things in that time, and I’ll try and build off of that.”
Pryor sits behind McGloin, who has generally played well and has excelled passing from the pocket. If the pecking order holds, McGloin would have priority over him again next season. Pryor has one year left on his rookie contract, and he might formally talk to head coach Dennis Allen about his future with the club. That won’t happen before season’s end.
“Right now, we’re all focused on beating the San Diego Chargers,” Pryor said. “They played us tough last time and are playing great football right now. In two weeks we could talk about that, but I think that, right now, I think it would be great for my mindset and the team’s mindset to focus on the San Diego Chargers.”