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Daily Madden: Will Terrelle Pryor Be A Better Fit In Seattle?

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The Raiders traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday to the Seattle Seahawks for a seventh-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

While it appeared obvious that Pryor wasn’t in the team’s future plans, what will the Seahawks do with him?

“They only have two, and the one they have is very good—Russell Wilson, of course. They are trying to strengthen up their back-up position. They’ve got Tarvaris Jackson there so it will probably be between one of those or even keep three—that could be two and three,” Madden said.

Pryor, he said, adds a new dimension.

“You give him a good running game, like Seattle has, and you give him a good defense, like Seattle has, and, believe me, for a good quarterback that makes a world of difference,” Madden said.

Madden said that he doesn’t see head coach Pete Carroll using Pryor as regular piece of their offense. His presence there would be insurance.

“Pete Carroll has too many good things going very, very well to mess with. One area you never want to mess with is your quarterback,” he said.

The Raiders are drafting fifth, or they could unless they trade a pick down to improve somewhere else, but will they go for quarterbacks Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles?

“No. If they keep the fifth pick in the first round, they won’t take a quarterback,” Madden said.

“We always talk about trading and how you have to have partner to trade. (If) You have to have anything you want to give or get, you have to have someone else who wants to give or get.”

“Your idea can be to trade but if you can’t get what you want for it then you have to trade, then you have to keep it and take the player there…You don’t know who’s going to be there, whether it’s an offensive lineman or a defensive lineman. I would kind of think that’s the area they’d go,” he said.

(Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM.)

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