Report: Terrelle Pryor named Raiders starting QB

The Oakland Raiders have tabbed Terrelle Pryor as their starting quarterback to open the 2013 season, according to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle.

This comes after a lackluster preseason from quarterback Matt Flynn, the former Green Bay and Seattle quarterback the Raiders traded for this offseason. Flynn, who was beat out for Seattle's starting job by Russell Wilson a year ago, has now lost a starting quarterback job for the second consecutive year.

In an era where the read-option is finding a place in the NFL, the Raiders appear to want to join in on the trend. Pryor, a 6-6 quarterback with 4.4 speed, gives Oakland a dual threat capability that Flynn cannot.

Considering Oakland's lack of receiver depth, Pryor could help a running game looking to move more to power elements with Darren McFadden healthy.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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