There was a lot of speculation when the Seattle Seahawks acquired Terrelle Pryor that he wouldn’t be remaining a quarterback for very much longer. But while that seemed to have been shot down within hours of the trade being completed, Seahawks general manager John Schneider has backed off of that claim in a recent interview with SiriusXM Radio.
In the interview, which was noticed thanks to Pro Football Talk, Schneider notes that while Pryor is still technically a quarterback and that may not change, there’s always the option to add a ‘slash’ next to his name and add another position.
“We haven’t had those conversations. But if there was ever an athlete that would be able to play a slash role, if you will, it would be this kind of player. That may a little bit fantasy football at this time of the year. He’s a quarterback. He’s been a quarterback, but no we haven’t gotten into that. This guy is a very talented athlete and we can’t wait to put our hands on him and have our staff spend some time with him.”
This would basically make Pryor a flex player for the Seahawks, as his title wouldn’t exclusively be QB on the depth chart, it would be something like ‘QB/RB’ or something similar. Either way, while a total position change isn’t likely, it appears the Seahawks are keeping their options open and are still considering all that they can do with Pryor on their roster.