Most Seahawks fans have come to expect daring and surprise moves from Seattle’s GM John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll. The Superbowl champs made another curious and unexpected move, trading a 7th round draft pick to the Oakland Raiders for quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
A third-round pick in the 2011 NFL supplemental draft, Pryor played in 15 games, with 10 starts during his three seasons in Oakland. His best production came in 2013 when he started 9 games, completed 57% of his passes for nearly 1,800 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Raiders acquired former Houston quarterback Matt Schaub this spring, and were ready to waive Pryor. Seattle didn’t wait to pounce on a 6′-6″ man who can run a 4.38 40 yard dash.
“Terrelle is an incredibly explosive athlete and we’re excited for him to come in an compete, ” said Seahawks’ Executive Vice President and GM John Schneider in the team’s news release.
Seattle already has three quarterbacks on the roster with Russell Wilson entrenched as the starter. Veteran Tarvaris Jackson has a guaranteed one-year deal, and B.J. Daniels spent part of last season on practice squad.
Knowing Seattle’s willingness to use gifted athletes in unique ways, don’t be surprised if they try Terrelle Pryor as a wide receiver or come in for trick plays.
-Bill Swartz, 1090thefan-
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