Raiders GM: Surprised Terrelle Pryor Won Starting QB Job

Raiders_Terrelle_Pryor_2013Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie acknowledged Wednesday that he was surprised Terrelle Pryor beat out Matt Flynn to win the starting quarterback job.

“From a standpoint of taking this offense, what Olie (offensive coordinator Greg Olson) has done, yes,” McKenzie said. “I mean, he’s come in … to compete and learn this offense, and he’s taken it and he’s done a good job. I’m pleased. Very pleased.”

McKenzie spoke with seven Bay Area-based reporters at the team’s headquarters in a half-hour roundtable chat and broached topics ranging from Pryor to team expectations to pending free agents to the need for the Raiders to get the ball more to playmaking fullback Marcel Reece.

The highlights, though, revolved around Pryor, whose work ethic has been uncanny.

“I’m going to give it all I’ve got until the wheels fall off,” Pryor said earlier in the day.

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