IT MAY BE TIME TO LET PRYOR PLAY.

Posted August 28, 2012

TERRELLE Pyror should get a chance to start if Carson Palmer struggles early. I loved the Carson Palmer trade. We gave up a lot, but none of th epicks we parted with were guaranteed to pan out. Palmer had already been the Pro-Bowl level QB we've needed since Rich Gannon left. It was a solid gamble. And it may have already paid off.

Pryor has gotten to sit back and watch a PRO. He's seen him prepare, practice and play. He's seen him handle the media. He's had the time to come to terms with the grief that followed him into the NFL, as well as put to bed the controversy that also followed him. 

I think if Palmer continues to struggle early (lets say a 1-4 start), Pryor should get to start by Week Five. At that point it's not too late to salvage the season. Give Pryor the pressure of a rescue mission without the baggage of having wrecked things himself. 

It's a PERFECT situation to come in to! If he saves the season of course he starts next year, and anything you do with Palmer (back-up to release) is valid. If the season continues to tank, you address Pryor's weaknesses in the offseason, assess your roster, and add weapons. You know, the stuff you'd do anyway. Then you have him and Palmer fight it out next preseason, and unless Palmer blows you away, START PRYOR ANYWAY (since he IS the future).

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Here are your 2015 All-Star reserves and pitchers

Are LeBron, Cavs just playing teenage games?

Bucks president threatens move to Vegas, Seattle

ESPYs golf classic moving from Trump course

Report: Pierre-Paul could miss training camp, start of season

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Spurs sign David West

Report: Marc Gasol signs five-year deal with Grizzlies

Manu Ginobili announces he will return next season

Robinson Cano dealing with stomach ailment all season

Tony Romo on Dez Bryant's contract: 'I think it will work out'

Dwayne Bowe: I’m here to fill Josh Gordon’s shoes

Carli Lloyd had vision she would score four goals in World Cup Final

Carli Lloyd needs help to carry all her World Cup awards

Russell Wilson abstaining from sex with girlfriend Ciara

Coach K on meeting Beyonce for first time: 'I felt like 13'

Three-star TE Michael Irvin Jr. commits to Miami

Bryce Harper skipping HR Derby because of dad's injury

Braves the most interesting team to watch at the deadline?

Video shows FSU QB De'Andre Johnson punching woman

Is James Harden dating Khloe Kardashian?

Odell Beckham Jr. poses for nude version of 'The Catch'

Dwyane Wade: I'll retire 'when I can no longer play'

How Matt Ryan became “Matty Ice”

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 2015 All-Star reserves & pitchers

Are LeBron, Cavs just playing teenage games?

Bucks threatens move to Vegas, Seattle

Bryce Harper to skip Home Run Derby

Video shows De'Andre Johnson punching woman

Odell Beckham Jr. poses for nude version of 'The Catch'

Report: Giants pull offer to Pierre-Paul

Report: Jordan was tired of Chris Paul

2015 All-Star starters announced

JPP injured in fireworks mishap?

Odell Beckham doesn't want to be known for 'the catch'

Russell Wilson 'would definitely consider' playing for Mariners

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.