ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders have traded away the final player drafted by late owner Al Davis.
Oakland dealt quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks yesterday for a seventh-round pick in next month's draft.
The Raiders fulfilled Pryor's wish to be traded a day before the start of their offseason program. Pryor had asked to be dealt after the season when he lost his starting job to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin, and the Raiders made the move after acquiring Matt Schaub from Houston last month to be the starter.
Pryor said on Twitter: "Thank you Mr Davis and Raidernation for the unbelievable support!! I will miss the Fans and all of the teammates I have met over the years with the Raiders organization!!"
The Raiders took Pryor in the third round of the supplemental draft in 2011, less than 2 months before Davis died. Pryor was suspended for the first five games by commissioner Roger Goodell, who ruled he must miss the time he would have served under a suspension had he stayed at Ohio State.
Pryor got on the field only once as a rookie, committing a false start before his first play. He then played sparingly late in his second season before beating out general manager Reggie McKenzie's hand-picked starter, Matt Flynn, in training camp last summer.
Pryor showed flashes of what he could do early in the season, completing 68.1 percent of his passes for 845 yards, four touchdowns, two interceptions and a 97.6 passer rating in his first four starts. He also brought the running element to Oakland's offense and set an NFL record for quarterbacks with a 93-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage against Pittsburgh on Oct. 27.
That was the final real highlight of his first year as a starter. He lost his job to McGloin a few weeks later after struggling through a knee injury in a loss to the New York Giants. Pryor had completed 50.1 percent of his passes for 714 yards with one touchdown, eight interceptions and a 44.2 passer rating in his four starts before losing the job.
Pryor will compete with Tarvaris Jackson and B.J. Daniels to back up Russell Wilson on the Super Bowl champion Seahawks.