New York Jets and Terrelle Pryor agree on free agent contract

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Terrelle Pryor (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Terrelle Pryor (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

The New York Jets have come to terms with wide receiver Terrelle  Pryor.

The New York Jets have been in the market for a wide receiver in the second week of free agency. They were working on getting Allen Hurns in for a visit but that got derailed thanks to the midweek snow storm. However they have found a wide receiver, coming to terms with a former Brown and Redskin:

So the Jets add to a wide receiver room that includes Quincy Enunwa, Jermaine Kearse, Robby Anderson and second year players ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen among others. Pryor comes in as the most successful of the group on paper. In 2016, his first full year as a wide receiver, Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns.

Pryor is clearly a talented athlete. Here is a guy that made the transition from quarterback to wide receiver and did so successfully. Not only did he make the move and become a receiver, he had a breakout season, and did so with the Cleveland Browns. That in and of itself is solid enough for teams around the league to stand up and take notice.

Last year things were a bit different. He signed with the Washington Redskins, and though he was banged up a bit, couldn’t find his way onto the field. Kirk Cousins‘ receiving core was banged up throughout the roster, yet Pryor couldn’t get on the field. He should have a better shot with the Jets, but that is no guarantee. Maybe the Redskins identified that he was a flash in the plan and isn’t a guy that is set for a long career at receiver.

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This move should get Robby Anderson’s attention. With his off the field problems, the Jets are showing that they can move on from him if they have to. They don’t want a player that is going to be a constant headache with his behavior, no matter how talented he is. Anderson better turn things around or he is going to be looking for a new team

We shall see how Pryor looks in camp, but he could be a good investment. Or it could be a bad idea, it is hard to say as we sit here tonight.