After visiting the Seattle Seahawks, Terrelle Pryor is heading over to New York to visit with the Jets. The Washington Redskins appear to have no interest in retaining him.
Last offseason, landing Terrelle Pryor in free agency seemed like a huge move for the Redskins. After landing him on what was only a one-year, $6 million deal, it seemed like Pryor would have a shot at landing the No. 1 receiver job in Washington. However, things didn’t exactly pan out.
Early on, Pryor had a solid Week 1 performance for the Redskins and it gave the team some hope that he would develop some chemistry with Kirk Cousins. However, as the season went along, he failed to develop a strong rapport with his quarterback. Eventually, Ryan Grant and Josh Doctson took snaps away from him and Pryor ended up on Injured Reserve to end the season. As a result of his poor performance, it was expected that he would depart in the offseason.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Pryor is going to be visiting the New York Jets after he finishes his visit with the Seattle Seahawks.
The fit in New York could be a good one for Pryor. Armed with ample cap space, the Jets have more than enough money to throw a deal at Pryor. They could offer him a similar one-year deal to what the Redskins gave him last year, and Pryor would likely jump at the chance to have that type of deal.
With the Jets, Pryor would have a chance to win the No. 1 job at receiver. The team has a bunch of solid No. 2 guys like Jermaine Kearse, Quincy Enunwa, and Robby Anderson. But none profiles as a No. 1 guy. Pryor has the size and athleticism to be a potential game-changer with the Jets and he would provide the team’s quarterback, whether that’s Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater, or a new guy in the 2018 NFL Draft, a nice, big target.
The Redskins won’t mind losing Pryor. He didn’t fit in at all and the team is going to move in a new direction, as evidenced by the Paul Richardson signing. So, while Pryor would technically be a loss, he doesn’t carry much value in Washington. Seeing him sign elsewhere seems like a foregone conclusion at this point.