Following a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport claiming the New York Jets and free agent wide receiver Terrelle Pryor were close to coming to terms on a new deal, Rich Cimini of ESPN New York says that an agreement is done.
Source: Jets agree on contract with WR Pryor https://t.co/bflaQffJ79
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 23, 2018
If all goes according to plan, it looks as if Mike Maccagnan and the Jets will have gotten the rare opportunity to go back and right a wrong that was made by the front office two seasons ago when Pryor, then a converted quarterback, came in to visit the Jets and left Florham Park empty-handed.
Jets worked out 6 WRs + 1 QB — Terrelle Pryor, Corey Washington, Daniel Brown, DaVaris Daniels, Titus Davis, Josh Lenz + QB Bryn Renner.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 22, 2015
It was the Cleveland Browns who would take a chance on the 6′ 5” Pryor and see him explode for 1,007 yards on 77 receptions in his first full season as a pass catcher.
The 6′ 5” Pryor who has been clocked in the low 4.4’s in the 40 would sign a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins where things simply didn’t work out, but some say the team still wanted to bring him back for 2018 after allowing him to test the market.
I'm told on #Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor the team is expecting him to "test the market and see what the market bares first" per source.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 28, 2018
Well, Pryor tested the market, and it looks like he was a fan of what the Jets were willing to offer. No terms are available as of yet, but you would have to imagine it’s a short deal, possibly just one year, for a manageable amount that will give Pryor another year to show that 2016 was no fluke. After breaking out in ’16, Pryor landed on IR half way through last season when he had just 20 receptions for 240 yards and 1 touchdown.
Pryor’s down year may have led some teams to take a pass in free agency, but surely Mike Maccagnan had to be kicking himself for not getting a deal done with him two years ago, and saw an opportunity to get it right this time. Whether or not it was the right move remains to be seen, but should Quincy Enunwa recover from his bulging disc and Robby Anderson keep himself on the field and out of trouble, the potential of this group, along with Jermaine Kearse could be limitless.