Originally considered a favorite to win the back-up quarterback role with the Seattle Seahawks, Terrelle Pryor has struggled with the Seahawks, looking uncomfortable and out of sorts.
However, according to Seattle writer Danny O’Neill, Pryor may be may have turned the corner and could be making a comeback of sorts. In his most recent live chat, when asked about “pulling the plug” on Pryor as a QB, O’Neill answered:
I would cool the jets on the whole Terrelle Pryor is struggling. I have not thought he looks particularly good. However, that’s a pretty layman’s observation from just a few workouts. Talking to someone who’d know yesterday, I heard the Seahawks believe he’s made as much progress as anyone over the past month. In fact, they feel there’s been a breakthrough of sorts for him.
Pryor was dealt to the ‘Hawks for a seventh-round pick from the Oakland Raiders. After acquiring former Texans QB Matt Schaub, Pryor became expendable and the Raiders dealt him for the late-round pick.
Despite showing moments of brilliance, the former Ohio State Buckeye never was consistent enough to prove he was worthy of being the full-time starter. His performances like his 221 yards, 2 touchdowns game against the Chargers were too often followed by games like his 216 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interception outing the following game.
The opportunity is still there for Pryor to become more than a quarterback, given his physical skill-set, but the Hawks remain committed to playing him as a signal caller for the time being.