Dec 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs with the ball against the Denver Broncos during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Terrelle Pryor may have had ‘breakthrough’ in Seattle


Last week, a report came out from ESPN.com that said Terrelle Pryor was struggling in OTAs.

Seahawks beat reporter Terry Blount wrote that “many of [Pryor's] throws have been off the mark, sometimes too high and others too low. He doesn’t look comfortable on some of his reads.”

However, that was written after only two practices, and on Tuesday, Danny O’Neil of “Hawk Talk” said Pryor may have made some major developments since then.

He spoke on 710 ESPN Seattle’s “Brock & Danny” show and said that while he knows Pryor has been struggling early in OTAs, the Seahawks believe a turning point may be in the near future:

I have not thought he looks particularly good. However, that’s a pretty layman’s observation from just a few workouts. Talking to someone who’d know yesterday, I heard the Seahawks believe he’s made as much progress as anyone over the past month. In fact, they feel there’s been a breakthrough of sorts for him.

Pryor was acquired by the Seahawks in a late-April trade with the Oakland Raiders, in exchange for a 2014 seventh round draft pick.

There were talks last month that Pryor would be moved to play another position in Seattle, but right now it doesn’t look like that’s the case.

Pryor is one of four quarterbacks competing to be Russell Wilson’s backup, along with Tarvaris Jackson, B.J. Daniels, and rookie Keith Price.

Jackson is the favorite to win the backup job, which was his last season.

But Daniels, Price and now, apparently, Pryor, could make a case to bump Jackson to the No. 3 spot on the depth chart.

Pryor played in 11 games last season with the Raiders, completing 156 of 272 passes for 1,798 yards and seven touchdowns. He also threw 11 interceptions.

Pryor also used his legs a lot last season, running the ball 83 times for 576 and a pair of TDs.

In training camp, we will get a chance to see some more of his skill-sets. Will it be enough to take the No. 2 QB spot on the depth chart?

We will find out in August.

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  • Carl Elftman

    Raiders should have never trade him.

    • trinity

      Why? He sucks

  • KloverJane

    Smoking Blounts. Give me a break. All of a sudden he’s making a breakthrough on the Superbowl Champions team. FAKE

  • db98026

    They need to move Pryor to a different position if possible.His athletic skills are great but not his QB skills.I was sure when they acquired him they would move him but I guess not.

    • Pridenpoise

      Haven’t you heard, he does not want to change positions, that’s why he’s a Seahawk. If he doesn’t accept the fact he sucks as a QB, he won’t be in the NFL much longer.

  • Adam Smith

    The only possible “breakthrough” would be Pryor considering moving to another position.

  • johntheonly

    Maybe Pryor will blossom sometime in his career, maybe with Seattle, maybe not. He has been a starter for his whole college experience and into the NFL, so; if he hasn’t gotten it by now, as a full time player, when will that moment arrive? In other words, what is more likely, that he’ll mysteriously start throwing the ball accurately, or that he will make very minor improvement over the long haul? If a QB is athletic, but not good at QB, we always remark about his athleticism, a second place finish to being a good QB. I dunno…