Oakland Raiders’ coach Dennis Allen decided Terrelle Pryor will start in the season-finale game versus the Denver Broncos. A move Pryor’s agent wasn’t too happy with.
“I think they’re putting him in hopes that he fails,” agent Jerome Stanley. “That’s what I think Coach is doing. I think they’re putting him in hopes that he has a bad game, so he can then justify the Matt McGloin situation. I think that’s what’s going on, I do, and it’s ridiculous.”
However, earlier this morning Pryor apologized via twitter and dismissed his agent’s comments.
The 24 year-old player won the job in training camp, beating out Matt Flynn, and started eight of Oakland’s first nine games. (Flynn started versus Washington after Pryor suffered a concussion in Denver the previous week, but the Raiders released him in October.)
McGloin, the fourth-stringer in training camp, replaced Pryor after he suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee against the New York Giants onand has started the past six games, remaining the starter even after Pryor’s injury healed.
The Pennsylvania native won his first startversus the Houston Texans with the help of Oakland’s defense, however YouWager experts point out he hasn’t won since.
A defeatwould drop Oakland to 4-12 and Allen’s record to 8-24 in two NFL seasons as coach.
The Raiders are 3-5 in Pryor’s starts. The 24 year-old has a passer rating of 66.0 in completing 57.7 percent of his passes (135 of 234) for 1,591 yards with five touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Pryor has been picked off eight times since his last touchdown pass. He also has 527 yards on 74 carries, including a 93-yard TD runversus the Pittsburgh Steelers.