Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 5/20/12
The Raiders traded a 1st and a 2nd round pick to Cincinnati last year for Carson Palmer and then signed Matt Leinart to be his backup, but don’t try to tell Terrelle Pryor that. Pryor today was quoted as saying that he “isn’t planning” on being a backup. It’s unclear whether he’s just saying that to sound competitive or if he’s completely delusional, but he did acknowledge in that interview that Carson Palmer is the starter so maybe it’s the former. Pryor will enter the season as the Raiders’ #3 quarterback. There has been some talk this offseason of him playing different positions like tight end, wide receiver, and/or wildcat. Barring major injuries at the quarterback position, his best bet to get onto the field this year is probably going to be at another position, if at all. Pryor was highly thought of by Al Davis, who used a 3rd round compensatory pick on him last offseason, but when Davis passed away last October, Pryor lost his biggest and possibly only supporter. Most of the ...
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