I don't think they'll keep palmer just to make Pryor happy. Pryor hasn't earned anything. I'm just saying Reggie isn't going to pay palmer anything more than 8 million and I don't see palmer taking a 5+ million pay cut. I keep reading his 13 million is non guaranteed next year and if that's true then he's gone for sure IMO.
Pryor needs another year before he should be given the keys to the team to see if he can be a legit nfl qb
I will not say he should be the starter or lets run Carson out of town. What I will say is he played well and if we had some recievers other than Myers and Streater catch the ball we may have even pulled off the win.
I would absolutely guarantee Palmer does not get cut. Despite people here running around saying "the sky is falling cut our best offensive player" management is a lot smarter than that. Cutting Palmer is literally the dumbest move we could possibly make. Dumber than cutting any other player on the team. Even guys like Wiz. Palmer played very well with a terrible playcaller, no run game, and no O-line. I am simply dumbfounded right now. Palmer is our only shot at Pryor panning out.
Sio Moore and David Bass fishin' for sacks in the Silver and Black
We'll see. I lol at the fact that people lol at the fact that its plausible to get rid of a horrible contract for a 54-66 starter.
as he continues to work and grow. The passion, heart, and
presence he showed last night are exactly what this team has
been needing for over a decade. We need to get rid of our
expensive dead weight (CP/Leinart) and develop this kid.
--DEUS CARITAS EST--LIGHT UP THE HALO!
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If he does, I'll certainly be in line, plate in hand, ready for a helping of crow. But I'm doubting that'll happen. He's not a QB. He's a superior athlete. He's kinda like Tebow.
People, let's take it easy. Pryor played a nice game yesterday....but against the crappy Chargers. He deserves to be the back up. He's not ready to start every day, not because of lack of talent, but due to lack of experience.
I think he's a year away. I think Palmer will be back due to the fact that he's earned it, not to mention he's a big stability factor. It would be interesting to see how well he and DMC do with a decent O line and an OC with some imagination.
I'll say this - I think Pryor has earned himself a very long, very serious look to be a long-term option at QB.
He made some very good reads; he made some very good decisions; he actually has 'leadership' qualities on the field.
After a very poor showing, Pryor rallied the team in the late stages and made a game out of it - even though it was unlikely Oakland would win.
He earned consideration to start. I read a tweet that referred to him as a "developmental QB" - and I'm fine with that. He's under contract for two more years... so he'll remain in Oakland for two more years.