Last season, the Oakland Raiders selected Ohio State University QB Terrelle Pryor in the league’s supplimental draft. The quarterback was only on the field for one play last year but he said recently that there are no plans to make him switch positions moving forward.
During an autograph session in Pennsylvania this weekend, Pryor was asked about rumors that the Oakland Raiders have asked him to play a position other than quarterback in the coming season. “I haven’t heard them. That’s not even a question. I’m still working to become the best quarterback,” said Pryor.
Pryor explained that on October 23, against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Raiders had implemented a package of plays for Pryor. He made the feild for one play, a play which resulted in a penalty. After falling behind 21-0 to the Chiefs, Pryor never returned to the field for the remainder of the game.
Given Pryor’s athleticism, many pundits have speculated that in order to get Pryor more involved in the team’s offense, that he would have to change into a wide receiver position, moving from his quarterback position.
Carson Palmer will be the Raiders starting quarterback heading in the 2012 season and the Raiders are likely to add another veteran quarterback for the backup position. Along with Pryor, the Raiders only have second-year QB Rhett Bomar on the roster. Last week, there was speculation that the Raiders could be interested in adding free agent QB Matt Leinart to the roster.