Terrelle Pryor fires his agent

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) controls the ball against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Denver Broncos defeated the Oakland Raiders 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

This one was a long time coming. Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor has an agent who put himself at the center of attention late last month when he stated that Raiders head coach Dennis Allen wanted Pryor to fail, and it was a completely unfounded and irresponsible remark from Pryor’s agent, who put his client in a bad spot with his ill-advised speech. It’s safe to say that Pryor was in an awkward situation, and he did an incredibly admirable job of damage control in order to distance himself from his agent’s strong opinions. It’s usually the agent who cleans up for rash comments made by a player, but this time the tables turned, which wasn’t a pretty sight at all.

With that incident in mind, it is unsurprising to hear that Terrelle Pryor has decided to fire his agent and will hopefully hire someone significantly better. FOX Sports’s Mike Garafolo reports that Pryor hasn’t hired a new agent yet after firing Jerome Stanley, who obviously drew the ire of Allen for what he said about Allen’s desire for Pryor to fail. Allen’s statement included some major choice words, and it was clear at that point that Stanley wouldn’t be Pryor’s agent for much longer.

Pryor’s agent will have a talented dual-threat client on his hands with plenty of physical tools, but Pryor is also so raw that there are worries that it isn’t worth trying to develop him. I myself am a bit of a Pryor fan, though I don’t truly view him as “the answer” due to his inconsistency. But is he worth developing? Sure. Does/did Allen want him to fail? Heck no. I mean, why on earth would a head coach want a player to fail, let alone a potential franchise QB? It just makes no sense.

Topics: Oakland Raiders, Terrelle Pryor

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  • Pridenpoise

    There’s no Raider fan that wants to see Pryor succeed as much as myself, I just don’t know if his accuracy is ever going to become consistent. I’m torn do we spend another season with Pryor, or move on. It’s a tough decision but I would hate to see Pryor go somewhere else and flourish, all because the Raiders were not patient enough.

  • KloverJane

    Pryor needs to be working with that pitching coach til OTA’s. And probably into mini camp. When he’s got the protection he is impressive to watch.

  • John Thomas Hurdle II

    Well it not hard to believe Allen did want TP to fail. I just think the agent had no substance of proof. Allen let MM keep playing even after Pryor was healthy. Then when you playing Denver with the odds to smash Oakland. Cause with the quick 3 and outs with McGolin in the last five games they was tired and worn out. So TP went in with a stack deck. I know TP looked good sometimes and bad in others. So did the rest of the team. In reality this is Terrelle Pryor rookie year. He been on the bench with 3 different OC’s. and his college days was cut short, he is only 24 yrs of age. yet he proved he gets better. He was just as good as other rookies of this year. But he is not a McKenzie or Allen pick. Allen come out his mouth and say he don’t think the QB of the future is in house. Let me know after last year draft and their decision on Qb before the season. We lost draft picks and money on Flynn. When V. Young was the perfect fit for this offense with no lost of Draft picks or more than a 2 Million hit.