Kirk Cousins’ and Terrelle Pryor’s budding bromance should pay dividends for the Washington Redskins this season.
John Keim of ESPN reported Thursday that Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and newly-signed wide receiver Terrelle Pryor have gotten a head start on developing a rapport in preparation for the 2017 season. Pryor signed a one-year, $8 million deal with Washington during the offseason, and already seems to be on the same page with Cousins, as they connected on close to 200 passes during a workout in Florida.
“It was about him getting my timing down,” Pryor told ESPN. “There were a couple routes I had to run a couple times because he’s a timing thrower, and he throws it to spots. But we’ll get there. When we get there Monday, we’ll go two or three times a week and work on that as well. I was eager. It was great to work with him and get to know him.”
Pryor also mentioned how Cousins has been receptive to the feedback Pryor is able to provide based on his own experience as a quarterback, especially when discussing the importance of timing down by the goal line.
At 6’4” and 230 lbs., Pryor was likely underutilized in the red-zone with Cleveland, but that should change in Washington. Expect Pryor to improve on the four touchdowns he scored last season.
The talents of teammates Jordan Reed, Josh Doctson, and Jamison Crowder will create matchup problems for opposing defenses. With all the weapons in the Washington offense, Pryor should see a lot more one-on-one coverage than he did in Cleveland.
While the Washington passing game has taken on a bit of a new-look this offseason, you could argue that Terrelle Pryor is an upgrade from previous deep-threat DeSean Jackson. With Kirk Cousins at the helm, expect big things from Pryor in 2017.