New York Jets Sign Wide Receiver Terrelle Pryor

Terrelle Pryor in 2017. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

New York Jets missed out on Kirk Cousins, but at least they managed to reinforce their wide receivers core. According to the reports, the Jets signed former Washington Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor, who was one of the top names remaining on the free-agent market. The terms of the deal will be known in the following days, but it is expected that they are team-friendly. According to the sources, the 28-year-old also met with the Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns before deciding to join the Jets.

Terrelle Pryor joins the Jets team that already has three proven veteran wide receivers in Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, and Quincy Enunwa. The team might decide to move on from Anderson or Kearse now that they got Pryor. Anderson had a great 2017 season, but it remains to be determined how patient the Jets will be with his off-the-field issues, while Kearse had a solid season but is due to make $5 million in 2018. Another reason for the Jets to move on from Anderson or Kearse would be to give their 2017 draft picks, ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen, more playing time.

Terrelle Pryor started his football career as a quarterback and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft. After two seasons in which he saw minimal action, he played 11 and started nine games for the Raiders in 2013, throwing for 1,798 yards and seven touchdowns.

After short stints with the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, and Cincinnati Bengals, Pryor decided to switch to wide receiver position and signed a deal with the Cleveland Browns. He had a breakthrough season in 2016, with 77 receptions for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns, which secured him a multi-year deal offer by the Browns. Instead, he decided to take the offer from Washington Redskins, which didn’t turn out as a good decision since he only had 20 receptions for 240 yards in nine games.

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