Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor said last month that he was ready to win the starting job, but his chances are gloomy after the Raiders signed Matt Flynn to a two-year, $11.5 million contract, including $6.5 million in guarantees.
That kind of loot doesn't suggest Pryor's in line to run the show.
"It's the business of the game," Pryor told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area on Thursday following a voluntary workout. "We had a great quarterback leave, a great quarterback left, and we brought in another pretty good quarterback. You have to have good quarterbacks to win in this league. Matt's great. We have good chemistry already."
It's possible the Raiders aren't done adding passers. Pryor has just one career start to his name, while Flynn has a grand total of two. Flynn, of course, has done a better job of parlaying his thin resume into a pile of money, but that didn't stop Russell Wilson from stealing away the starting job with the Seattle Seahawks one summer ago.
Flynn doesn't want to hear it, but Pryor hasn't given up on doing the same in Oakland this time around.
"They were paying Carson what, $14 (million), $13 million? So, it is what it is," Pryor said. "Whether Carson was going to be here or (not), it doesn't matter, I have to battle. It doesn't matter. Like coach says, cream rises to the top, no matter what."
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