Report: 'Lot of skepticism' over Terrelle Pryor in Oakland

The Terrelle Pryor era is almost upon us in Oakland. The one-time Buckeye, selected in the third round of the 2011 Supplemental Draft by the Raiders, will open the season under center for Oakland in Week 1. While I firmly believe seeing what Pryor can do is the right move, there are reportedly some in the Raiders organization that don't feel that way.

According to's Mike Silver, "there's a lot of skepticism" in the Raiders organization about Pryor as Oakland's starter.

Silver believes that Pryor has the backing of owner Mark Davis, the son of the late Al Davis, who chose Pryor as the final draft selection before he passed in October two years ago.

So what would others in Oaktown like to see happen? Apparently, per Silver, folks within the organization want to trot out undrafted free agent rookie Matt McGloin.

It's a far-fetched notion; not because it can't be true but because it doesn't seem like a thing that could actually happen.

But the Oakland depth chart is pretty devastated. Pryor's up top, Matt Flynn can't possibly inspire confidence after losing his second-straight training camp gig and McGloin is the third quarterback after beating out fourth-round pick Tyler Wilson.

At some point this season, there's a reasonably decent chance we see all four of those guys start a game. Which means if there's folks who support McGloin, he's almost a lock to get a shot at some point, barring Pryor completely stunning everyone with a miraculous season.

It really is quite the mess.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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