Raiders trade Terrelle Pryor to Seahawks

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The former Buckeye quarterback will head from the AFC West to the NFC West.

It's almost as if Pete Carroll is just rubbing it in at this point. Two months after a commanding 43-8 win in Super Bowl XLVIII over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncosaccording to Pro Football Talk, the Seattle Seahawks have acquired Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor for a 7th-round draft pick.

Last season, Pryor's first full after being taken in the supplemental draft and being suspended five games in a precedent setting decision by the NFL related to the tattoo-for-goods scandal he was involved at while at Ohio State, the QB completed 156 of 272 attempts (57.4%) for 1,798 yards and 7 TDs to 11 INTs. Pryor also carried the ball 83 times for 576 yards and 2 TDs in 11 appearances.

Though Pryor started the first roughly 2/3 of the season, he fell out of favor with head coach Dennis Allen and found himself coming off the bench behind former Penn State rival Matt McGloin. He closed the year with a solid 21-for-38 for 207 yards passing and 2 TDs to 0 interception performance in a 14-34 blowout loss to Denver in late December.

In Seattle, Pryor won't have to worry about being a starting quarterback. Instead, he can provide an emergency option behind former Wisconsin Badger Russell Wilson and also be leveraged in designed run scenarios. Pete Carroll's never shied away from creative ways to use offensive weapons and Pryor can become just that.

Pryor becomes the second former number one overall recruit acquired by Carroll following the Seahawks bringing in one time Urban Meyer player Percy Harvin. PFT later expanded upon their initial report that the San Francisco 49ers were also in the mix to try and acquire Pryor before Seattle's 7th round bid proved to be enough.

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