ALAMEDA -- Terrelle Pryor, a surprise winner of the Raiders starting quarterback job over Matt Flynn last season, will start over with the Seattle Seahawks.

Pryor was traded Monday as the team began to arrive for the start of its offseason program. The Raiders received a 2014 seventh-round draft pick from the Seahawks.

The move, reported by Fox Sports over the weekend as imminent, comes as little surprise. General manager Reggie McKenzie told reporters at the NFL owners meetings last month that Pryor wanted to be a starter and that it wasn't going to happen in Oakland after the acquisition of veteran Matt Schaub.

Oakland Raiders’ Terrelle Pryor scrambles against the Chicago Bears’ in the second quarter at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. on Friday, Aug.
Oakland Raiders' Terrelle Pryor scrambles against the Chicago Bears' in the second quarter at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group) ( Jim Gensheimer )

Coach Dennis Allen named Schaub the starter when he was acquired. The Raiders are content with second-year player Matt McGloin as a potential backup or No. 3 quarterback and are expected to take a quarterback at some point in the NFL draft May 8-10.

A supplemental third-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2011 and the last selection by late owner Al Davis, Pryor was 3-6 last season as a starter. He completed 57.4 percent of his passes (156 of 272) and tallied 1,798 yards, seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

The feeling on the coaching staff is Pryor still isn't polished enough as a passer to be an NFL starter.


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Pryor set a franchise record for a quarterback with 576 rushing yards, including a 93-yard run for a touchdown in a 21-18 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was the longest scoring run for a quarterback in NFL history.

After progressing as a passer early in the season, including an 18-for-23 performance for 221 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-17 win over San Diego on Oct. 6, Pryor struggled and eventually lost his starting job to McGloin, an undrafted free agent out of Penn State.

The turning point was a 24-20 loss to the New York Giants on Nov. 10, when Pryor, playing with a knee strain, completed 11 of 26 for 122 yards with an interception. After the game, Pryor talked in hushed tones about not being himself because of the injury.

Pryor got one final start in the regular season finale against Denver, completing 21 of 38 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns in 34-14 loss to the Broncos.

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