Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer will be the team’s starter for at least a few more years, but the Raiders have another intriguing quarterback option on the roster.
No, I’m not talking about Matt Lienart, nor am I talking about Kyle Newhall-Caballero.
Former Ohio State Buckeye signal caller Terrelle Pryor, who the Raiders spent a 2012 third round pick on in last year’s supplemental draft, is extremely athletic and has a phenomenal frame. The QB is 6’6” and 230 pounds.
While Pryor is developing and honing his quarterbacking skills (he is working with former Raider quarterback Rich Gannon), the Raiders can utilize him in numerous ways.
The best way to develop Pryor would be to put him in the shotgun for a series of plays, and run pro-style plays with a mix of a college read option.
For example, Oakland could call a read option, into a halfback dive, into a screen, short pass, and then play action.
Bam. Five plays that transition from running to passing. Pryor will get a basic sense of how NFL defenses tend to work; meanwhile the signal caller will get invaluable playing experience.