With the success of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the Raiders are looking at a way to get Terrelle Pryor involved.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Monday that he and his coaches have “discussed” the possibility of taking a look at Pryor in some capacity.
It’s unclear whether that might be at quarterback or in some kind of special package that takes advantage of Pryor’s impressive combination of size, speed and elusiveness.
“He’s working to get better, and he’s working to improve,” Allen said of Pryor. “He’s gotten better as a quarterback. I don’t think any of us feel like he’s the finished product, including himself, but he has worked to improve.”
Pryor, 23 and acquired by Al Davis in the August 2011 supplemental draft, wasn’t available for comment Monday.
Pryor hasn’t been active for any of Oakland’s first 11 games. He has yet to attempt a pass in a regular-season game since he joined the Raiders before the 2011 season.
He showed glimpses of what he can do at quarterback during some of the Raiders’ exhibition games, both with his feet and his strong arm. But the Raiders will have to decide whether Pryor is worthy of being Palmer’s successor or if there’s some way to use him other than as the full-time quarterback.