Super Bowl champs make baffling trade
The Seahawks must think they can salvage the career of one of 2013’s worst-rated QBs.
That’s the case with the Seahawks trading for quarterback Terrelle Pryor, a move first reported by Pro Football Talk. Multiple media reports, including ESPN and NFL Network, said the Seahawks traded a seventh-round pick to Oakland for Pryor.
Pryor, a phenomenal athlete who was one of the most highly touted high school recruits of this century, got a chance to be the Raiders starting quarterback, but eventually was replaced by undrafted rookie Matt McGloin. McGloin wasn’t very good, and that’s the point when it comes to Pryor. He had a great opportunity and did nothing with it.
Pryor was good in short stretches early in the season. He looked fantastic in a win against the Chargers, who would make the playoffs, in Week 5. But it went south in a hurry. Pryor had seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions, with a 69.1 rating, which was second worst among NFL quarterbacks with enough attempts to qualify. The Raiders made the weird decision to go back to him in Week 17, and he threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns in a blowout loss. It was no secret in recent weeks the Raiders were going to trade or release him.