Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) stands on the field before the start of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Why did the Seahawks acquire Terrelle Pryor?

“We… did… what?”

“We got who?”

Those questions were probably asked a gazillion times Monday evening as people received the notifications on their phones that the Seahawks had acquired former elite Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

Well it’s true Seahawk nation, we have yet another QB. But the thing is, he’s really not that bad, it was probably just a bad system for him. He started nine games last season and was 3-6 as he shared the job with Matt McGloin. Pryor went 156 for 272 for 1,798 yards, seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions, with a passer rating of 69.1.

“Terrelle is an incredibly explosive athlete and we’re excited for him to come in and compete,” said Seahawks general manager John Schneider Monday night.

The Raiders reportedly were prepared to release Pryor if they didn’t find a trade partner by the start of workouts Tuesday, but when the the 49ers perked up, it made provoked Seattle’s front office to part with a very low draft pick, according to’s Ian Rapoport.

Pryor initiated the trade search as he was asked to be let go by the Raiders after they picked up Matt Schaub from the Houston Texans in March.

“Terrelle wants to start so bad,” Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said to reporters at the NFL Annual Meeting. “I’ll visit with him. We’ll talk to him.”

The Seahawks genie has granted Pryor his wish for a new start, but he still has some people — ahem, ahem Tarvaris Jackson, ahem — to climb on top of and the starting job is really out of his reach, especially behind Russell Wilson.

But first Pryor’s battle for No.3 starts with B.J. Daniels.

Get ready Pryor.

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