Pryor had asked to be traded, has wish granted by Raiders.
The Oakland Raiders have traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks in return for a seventh-round pick in next month’s draft.
Having made his desire to leave clear after losing his starting job to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin last season, Pryor’s wish to be traded a day before the start of their off-season program was fulfilled.
In addition, having already added Matt Schaub from the Houston Texans to become their new starter next season, it appeared inevitable that Pryor would secure a move elsewhere.
In the process, the Raiders have now traded away the final player that was drafted by late owner Al Davis, and Pryor specifically thanked the entire Davis family for bringing him to Oakland while he also bid farewell to his teammates.
Oakland took Pryor in the third round of the draft in 2011, and while he only showed his potential in flashes in the early stages of his career, he will now hope that his switch to Seattle will spark a new journey that brings him more success.
He will likely compete with Tarvaris Jackson and B.J. Daniels for the back-up job to Russell Wilson as the Seahawks look to defend the Super Bowl title, and Pryor is understood to be making $705,000 in 2014.
“Terrelle is an incredibly explosive athlete and we’re excited for him to come in and compete,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Oakland are still expected to draft a quarterback in the upcoming draft, even though Schaub will likely be their starter and McGloin his back-up.
However, much will depend on how things play out ahead of their scheduled fifth overall pick, and with such a deep draft class this year it will undoubtedly be an intriguing night of decisions.