Pryor only remained in the game for three offensive snaps, and the first and only pass he attempted was in the dirt.
That didn't stop Twitter from blowing up over Pryor's debut.
Pryor, the man from Ohio State who the Raiders selected in the Supplemental Draft, may or may not be the answer under center for the Raiders. Let's take a look at how the Twitter world reacted.
Terrelle Pryor in at quarterback for the Raiders twitter.com/BleacherReport…— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 16, 2012
Many Raiders fans were happy with the move, as some either wanted Palmer out from under center or simply couldn't wait to see how the athletic Pryor would do during a regular season game:
What I called the worst NFL trade ever for Carson Palmer is coming to a meltdown, Palmer on the bench Terrelle Pryor in— ManningSports™ (@RealBobManning) December 16, 2012
Well at least we know what Terrelle Pryor can do with those 3 snaps. #samplesize— Lewis Fox (@soot_and_stars) December 16, 2012
The #Raiders aren't playing for anything so they might as well see what Terrelle Pryor is capable of.— Drayson McDonald (@254JustDrayson) December 16, 2012
Of course, there were also some humerous reactions, such as one taking shots at the tattoo scandal Pryor was involved with while at Ohio State:
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Finally, there were those upset that Pryor didn't receive more attention from the coaching staff:
This would've been the perfect time to evaluate Terrelle Pryor #Raiders doesn't make sense why he is not in— Quinn Thomas™ (@QuinnThomas) December 17, 2012
So Reggie and DA want to see what they have with Terrelle Pryor and he plays 3 snaps?? Seems like they've made up their mind already..— Eddie Borsilli (@Borsilli) December 17, 2012
Really glad to see the Raiders win, but c'mon guys give Terrelle Pryor a couple snaps why dontcha!!!!— Drew Kosloski (@DrewKosloski) December 17, 2012
Regardless of the future for Pryor in Oakland, one thing's for sure—Pryor is a polarizing figure for Raiders and NFL fans alike. In simply three snaps, he became the talk of every NFL fanbase. It's clear that Pryor is a hot topic, and we're just getting started as his NFL career develops.