The report says the Raiders "will listen to offers" for Pryor, who is under contract for one more season. Oakland is expected to find a new starting quarterback for 2014 whether through the draft or free agency.
"We've got two young players who played this year (and) from an experience standpoint there wasn't any, so neither of them stepped up and said, 'I'm the frachise quarterback,'" he told ESPN. "So absolutely, we're going to always continue to upgrade and find that guy. Now how we find them, we'll figure that out in the next few months."
The Raiders own the No. 5 pick in the 2014 draft, but top three college quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles could be off the board by the time they select. That leads to speculation that the Raiders are open to trading up to get their quarterback.
Allen survived a poor season and will coach the team again in 2014. Pryor will likely not be retained, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Dennis Allen, who expects to return as
"I'm not sure that we have the quarterback of the future in the building right now, but again I think we'll go through the offseason evaluation process, I think we'll go back through all the tapes, we'll comb through everything. I do think we have a better idea of what we have at the quarterback position, but again I think, listen, that's the most important position on the football field."
Pryor was held out of the end zone during the first three quarters. He snapped out of his funk with a 14-yard touchdown strike to Rod Streater in the fourth quarter. With 46 seconds remaining, Pryor found Nick Kasa in the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown.
Pryor completed 21 of 38 passes for 207 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions in a 34-14 defeat. He finished the season with 1,798 passing yards, with seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 527 yards and two touchdowns.
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