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.