Terrelle Pryor watched his first Oakland Raiders game from the sidelines today, and he also watched as
Terrelle Pryor Jason Campbell suffered what is potentially a season-ending injury. The rookie, who just finished serving a five-game suspension levied by the NCAA for selling memorabilia, was a third-round supplementary draft pick for the Raiders. Now, without having taken a snap in an NFL game, he may have found himself holding the backup quarterback role for a team very much in the thick of playoff contention.
Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury spoke with Pryor following the game about the situation. When asked if he was the backup QB now, Pryor said that he doesn't expect anything, but that it's certainly within the realm of possibility.
Pryor noted that he's only had two days of practice at this point, but still feels confident that he could perform backup quarterback duties with a limited number of plays. Pryor also verified that, although he was a roster exemption this week, he will be an active roster member next week.
Although at this early hour it's anyone's guess how the Raiders quarterback situation will resolve itself, Pryor made it very clear that if there's one thing he isn't lacking, it's confidence.