With nothing to lose, the Oakland Raiders are finally giving rookie quarterback Terrelle Pryor a chance to show what he’s got.  The Raiders announced that Pryor would be the starting quarterback for week 17.  Read more after the jump.

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Pryor got the nod to start Sunday’s season finale in San Diego in place of the injured Carson Palmer. After being deemed not ready to be the backup when Palmer got hurt last week in Carolina, Pryor will make his first career start.

“We know what his strengths are, we know what his weaknesses are,” coach Dennis Allen said Friday. “But really, to give him an opportunity to go out in a game, against a division opponent, at their place, and give him a chance to play, it gives us a view into the future.”

Pryor was chosen over backup quarterback Matt Leinart.

LA Times