Conventional wisdom says that the Raiders don't have their franchise quarterback on the current roster.
Whether you point to the up-and-down performance of Terrelle Pryor or even rookie quarterback Matt McGloin, in retrospect, the Raiders may have been auditioning backups this season rather than finding their "guy."
With the NFL draft just five months away, there's going to be plenty of hyperbole tying young quarterback prospects like Johnny Manziel, Derek Carr and Blake Bortles to the Raiders.
All we know now is that the battle between McGloin and Pryor won't come down to a financial aspect. While McGloin has no dead money floating around his contract, Pryor only has around $146,000 packed into his deal.
For Oakland, the goal is to find the right backup quarterback that provides this team with a sense of stability at the position.
As it stands today, Pryor's future with the organization can be described best as "up in the air." With all signs currently pointing to head coach Dennis Allen's return in 2014, Pryor's agent Jerome Stanley expressed his issues with the coach while talking to CSN Bay Area reporter Fallon Smith.
It's crazy to think that Al Davis' final draft pick could be shown the door if Oakland decides to go after a franchise quarterback in the upcoming draft.
Prediction: It's tough to predict exactly what is going to happen to Pryor. With so much change floating around this franchise, odds are Pryor could become the latest quarterback casualty. A player blessed with a ton of athletic ability, the former Ohio State Buckeye should get a chance to compete for his job—especially if things go south with Allen.