— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) March 24, 2014
Just when the market seemed clear of starting quarterbacks, a frige-starter demands a trade.
Jeannette, Pa., product and Raiders starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor has requested a trade, according to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News. The Raiders recently acquired ex-Texans QB Matt Schaub, and, according to Kawakami, the fact Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie appears willing to comply with his request suggests the team may be looking into selecting a future quarterback at some point in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Some speculation linked Fresno State QB Derek Carr with the Raiders,but that could just as easily be filed under the "don't believe what you hear this time of the year" department.
Pryor set the NFL record for a rushing touchdown by a quarterback when he galloped 92 yards on the first play of their eventual victory over the Steelers in Week 8.
That didn't help him as a passer at all, however. Pryor is an exceptional athlete with significant limitations as a passer, and likely won't draw much of a trade market. It would be expected if Oakland couldn't find a trade partner, they'd release him.
His light contract might make it possible to deal him for a late-round pick, but the former third round supplemental draft pick isn't likely to go for much, if anything.