Terrelle Pryor: Raiders Want Me as QB

By Schofield, Paul | Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 25, 2012 | Go to article overview

Terrelle Pryor: Raiders Want Me as QB


Schofield, Paul, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor signed autographs in Steelers' territory Saturday afternoon.

The former Jeannette High School and Ohio State superstar was at Westmoreland Mall near Greensburg signing photos, jerseys and other memorabilia during a two-hour session. With a wide grin, Pryor shook hands, poised for pictures and talked to hundreds of fans waiting to see him -- all for a fee that started at $30.

Pryor is about to begin his second season in the NFL, and he enters it as a quarterback. He dismissed rumors that the Raiders organization, which selected him Aug. 23 in the third round of the supplemental draft, asked him to switch positions.

"I haven't heard them," Pryor said about the rumors. "That's not even a question. I'm still working to become the best quarterback."

Pryor spent his first season in Oakland watching and learning from the sidelines.

He got on the field for one play, but the Raiders were penalized before the snap and Pryor returned to the sidelines. The game was Oct. 23 against Kansas City.

"I had a whole package for that game," Pryor said. "I was going to make a bunch of throws, but we ended up getting smashed and I was yanked. Who knows where it would have gone? I'm confident I would have been successful during that time. We were down, 21-0, and we didn't run any plays."

Pryor missed the first five games of the season; the NFL honored the NCAA's suspension levied when he was at Ohio State. He also missed much of training camp while waiting for the NFL to make a decision that allowed Pryor to enter the supplemental draft.

He said it was tough not being able to learn with the Raiders during that five-week period. He didn't get paid, and he couldn't have any contact with the coaches.

"The suspension put me way behind," Pryor said. "But the future is bright, and I'm living in the future."

After the season, Oakland fired coach Hue Jackson. The Raiders hired Dennis Allen to replace him.

Even though Pryor said he felt Jackson wanted Pryor to be successful, he's excited about the new coaching staff.

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