Raider fans have their little debate on this, Some say we should trade Palmer or cut him due to his 13 million this year and his play from last year. How I feel about Palmer? Palmer is a mid of the pack QB, with a really good arm, and pretty much was the reason why we were able to come back in games. Last year he had A Passer Rating of 86.2 and threw for 4,000 yards. Now keep in mind he was in a offense that was utilized by most hated Mr. Knapp. Majority of his INT, were from garbage attempts trying to force things in at the end of the game and some were bad decisions, but you also have to put in mind that he had no O-line. Willie Smith was his RT, who played well to his abilities but still we had a 2nd string guy starting most of the season. Not to mention his INT rate dropped from the year before from 5.0 to 2.5. Now with Palmer having some actual competition at stake, we shall see if he will become better hopefully. All I am saying is for the people who say 'Palmer isn't a winner etc, etc" You can't say he doesn't try his hardest to rally his team, not saying Pryor doesn't but if we as fans try to push him out like Cinci did then I would be ashamed, because he doesn't deserve to be pushed out like that, The guy is a hard worker and hasn't said or did anything to hurt this organization we love today. Give Palmer a healthy Mcfadden, a better offensive scheme and a #1 WR at least, and then we can judge him because i tried to defend Knapp, and I should have listened to fellow Raider fans that he was ruining everything. I'm not sure who will win the starting job, but all i know is if Carson is still our QB, he can get us to the playoffs.
Now on to the man who left all of us in awe. Is he Raw? Of course he is, but is he ready for a full season. No one knows at the moment. Based of what i have seen from his first start was yes, he can move, create plays with his feet that Palmer can't do. Not to mention he showed big time leadership in that game. You can actually see how bum out he was at the end of the game, it looked like he lost the Superbowl which shows me he is HUNGRY. His accuracy is way better then before, i'm sure all of us remember when he first came into the league. What I love from Pryor is that he doesn't look to run first, he goes through his progressions then if nothing is there then he goes into creative mode.Usually athletic QBs look to run first and i'm glad Pryor shows his maturity in the NFL throughout the years, maybe it caused him good to learn behind Palmer. This guy has so much potential, and I think he even shocked Dennis Allen. With more reps with the first team instead of the 3rd team should increase his play and looked like it showed against SD. Also i'm not sure about this but, TP had a limited playbook during that SD game right? Imagine if he had the whole playbook at his arsenal. Soon OTA's will begin and CP3 will go head to head with TP6. Both have their upsides, both have their weaknesses. If TP6 Wins the starting Position, I wouldn't complain, either way i'm excited to see what the Raiders have to show for this season.