Just a week ago, ESPN.com's Bill Williamson discussed the idea of the Chip Kelly-led Philadelphia Eagles potentially making a play for Terrelle Pryor, citing the lack of commitment to the young quarterback by the Oakland Raiders. What a difference a week makes.
Alex Marvez of Sirius XM NFL Radio reports that the team's general manger, Reggie McKenzie now says Pryor will have a chance to compete for the starting job in 2013. Given that the team was hesitant to even let Pryor get on the field before finally acquiescing in the Week 17 finale, it's hard to imagine his performance in that one meaningless game suddenly opened their eyes.
Perhaps this is all bluster, with the team hoping to merely drive up the price on Pryor should the Eagles, or some other organization come knocking on the Raiders door to see if the quarterback can come out and play with them. Or maybe, after watching Colin Kaepernick take the San Francisco 49ers all the way to the Super Bowl, the team is actually willing to give a more mobile quarterback than Carson Palmer a chance.
"Oakland doesn't have a second- or a fifth-round pick in the April draft. Because Oakland's brass is likely not totally committed to Pryor, I could see it listening to the Eagles if it was offered a solid draft pick for Pryor because the Raiders have several immediate needs."