The Oakland Raiders have a new regime running the show, but they seem to be stuck with the same quarterbacks that the old guard left them.
Carson Palmer is too expensive to release. And the team still wants to give Terrelle Pryor a real shot at winning the quarterback job. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Tuesday at the Senior Bowl that Pryor would get a chance to compete for the starting job.
"(Pryor) needs to see if he can take a game over in the preseason, make some plays and carry out a game plan," McKenzie told Alex Marvez and co-host Jim Miller on Sirius XM NFL Radio. "Let him compete. That's what it's all about. If it looks like he can help us win, at the end of the day, that's what it's all about. That's what we want."
No doubt encouraged by the success of young, dual-threat QBs like Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick, the Raiders want to see if Pryor can bring the same type of play to the table. This is not good news for Carson Palmer, whose playing time may go the way of the dodo.