Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Does hiring Rosenhaus affect Pryor?
By Paul Gutierrez
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Terrelle Pryor has gone back to his roots, so to speak, in terms of his representation. Indeed, a week after firing Jerome Stanley, who claimed Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen set Pryor up to fail by starting him at quarterback in the season finale, Pryor has gone back to his first NFL agent -- Drew Rosenhaus.
Now you have to wonder how, if at all, the move affects Pryor’s future with the Raiders.
Stanley’s words, regardless of his motives, probably burned his bridges with the Raiders and that was not going to help Pryor. At least, not in the immediate future.
And that was not a promising prospect for Pryor, who has completed three years of his four-year rookie contract.
But by returning to Rosenhaus, who represented Pryor when the Raiders took him with a third-round supplemental draft pick in 2011, Pryor will leave no doubt as to his intentions. There will be no chance for miscommunication between Pryor’s camp and the Raiders.
And that will be key for Pryor, who started nine games for the Raiders this past season but lost his job to undrafted rookie Matt McGloin due to injury and ineffectiveness. Even if Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie are unsure if Pryor, or McGloin, is the team’s quarterback of the future.
Pryor’s future representation, though, seems settled. For now.