May 27, 2014; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) and quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) participate in organized team activities at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Terrelle Pryor on changing positions: ‘I don’t know how to catch’

When the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks traded for Terrelle Pryor from the Oakland Raiders this offseason, we immediately heard speculation that Pryor would likely be changing positions.

Considering that Russell Wilson is the starting franchise quarterback, the team is not in any need for Pryor to come in and play the position.

Pryor is an explosive athlete who is dangerous with the ball in his hand on the run. If the Seahawks utilize him during the season, it would likely be as a wide receiver or a tight end on offense.

The one major problem is that Pryor recently admitted that he does not know how to catch a football (Courtesy of NFL):

I don’t know how to catch. I don’t know how to run the ball as a running back. I’ve been a quarterback my whole life.

The former Ohio State product has been shaky, at best, during his two years in the NFL. In his rookie season, Pryor only played in three games, racking up two touchdowns and one interception. Last year Pryor played in 11 games, but threw 11 interceptions and only 7 touchdowns.

In layman’s terms, Pryor simply does not cut it as an NFL quarterback. What Pryor does have is an undoubtable knack for making incredible offensive plays on the run. Just watch this play against the Steelers from last year.

If the Seahawks coaches can teach Pryor how to properly catch a ball, they may have found yet another explosive athlete to utilize in their already dangerous offense.



Tags: NFL Seattle Seahawks

  • Native BoneZ

    Is he or is he not a professional. Any professional would never tell themselves I can’t yet here he is saying I can’t catch

    • Gregg Brennan

      Which is exactly why the Raiders dumped him.

    • Demarkus Tramail Swan

      He never said he can’t throw the BALL, he is a QB, not a WR.

      • Rees Britton

        “I never really knew how to throw a football before,” Pryor said….. Actually he did!

  • KloverJane

    May he gain some ability.

  • HD

    he is spending a lot of time with Wilson…Early morning until evening OTA’s and mini camp…(going over film…playbook…reads…technique….Seattle hasn’t given up on him…the Raiders haven’t had a great reputation for player development…let’s see how he looks in pre-season…I think Seattle is looking to develope a backup for next year..Seattle already released Keith Price

  • Demarkus Tramail Swan

    Pryor can indeed be a solid QB in this league, when he was a Raider DA set him up to FAIL GOR HE DId NOT WANT A BLACK QB LEADING THIS TEAM. RW is the QB in Seattle but TP has a fair chance to be a QB