Multiple Sources: Pryor Signs Deal with Jets

Multiple Sources: Pryor Signs Deal with Jets

Multiple Sources: Pryor Signs Deal with Jets

The Jets added a veteran vertical threat to bolster their aerial attack by agreeing to terms with wide receiver Terrelle Pryor on Thursday night, according to a source.

Pro Football Focus' Sam Monson gave Washington a "B" grade for the Pryor contract, writing the former Ohio State star had "near limitless upside".

He played quarterback with the Raiders and Browns. The quarterback turned wide receiver had a breakout year with Cleveland in 2016 when he registered 77 receptions for 1,007 yards, four touchdowns, and just four drops in 16 games with 15 starts. He opted for surgery on an injured ankle in November and was placed on injured reserve. Pryor tallied a mere 240 receiving yards with one touchdown in nine appearances (two starts) with the Washington Redskins a year ago - a far cry from his 1,000-yard campaign with the Browns in 2016. Tight end Gary Barnidge was second on the team with 82 targets, and running back Duke Johnson was third (74).

Pryor will have to prove he can become a more reliable pass catcher than he was with the Browns. It may not be the best receiving corps in the National Football League, but it's definitely a deep one.

Dorsey had already made it clear that the Browns would be open to trading their number one pick - and the Jets came calling.

After being fortunate enough to escape from the abyss that is the Cleveland Browns, Pryor re-emerged last season in the Nation's Capital with the Washington Redskins. Pryor can line up opposite Jermaine Kearse, with Robby Anderson in the slot. Clearly, the Jets want to improve in 2018, but they're also keeping an eye to the future. The New York outfit are said to have beaten the Seahawks and Brown to land the wide receiver's signature.

With the Jets, Pryor would have a chance to win the No. 1 job at receiver. If he doesn't work out, though, then the Jets can look in a different direction in 2019.

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