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Hey, remember when Terrell Pryor was the Oakland Raiders’ quarterback of the future?
Stop laughing, I’m serious. It was back in 2013. In the first game of the season, the former Ohio State star looked like Michael Vick, rushing for a team-record 112 yards and throwing for 217 with a touchdown and two interceptions. Then, over his next three games, Pryor got better and better. His QB rating went from 70.6, to 76.0, to 112.4, to 135.7. He was the guy who was finally going to lead the Raiders back to greatness!
Then, all of a sudden, he wasn’t. Over the next four games Pryor threw one touchdown and eight interceptions. When he hurt his MCL in Week 9, his career as a starter was over.
So where is Terrell Pryor today? Well, after trying to make it as a backup QB in Seattle last summer, then in Kansas City and Cincinnati already this summer, Pryor has officially given up on being a passer. In June, agent Drew Rosenhause officially declared Terrell Pryor a wide receiver. And not long after that, the Cleveland Browns claimed him off waivers.
On the one hand, making the switch to WR makes total sense. Pryor is 6-foot-6, 240 pounds, and crazy fast. What team wouldn’t want to take a chance on that?
On the other hand, Pryor has just one NFL reception and three NCAA receptions to his credit. So he’s got a lot of learning to do.
The good news is that, judging by these Instagram videos, Pryor’s WR game is coming along pretty well:
Who knows? Maybe Johnny Football and Terrell Pryor will become the next Aikman and Irvin.