NFL free agency update: Jets sign Terrelle Pryor

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Terrelle Pryor
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Terrelle Pryor /

The New York Jets have been busy this offseason, and they continued to upgrade their roster with the signing of wide receiver Terrell Pryor.

After spending most of the free agency period upgrading his defense, general manager Mike Maccagnan took a little cash and threw it on the other side of the ball. New York came to terms with wide receiver Terrell Pryor this week, locking up one of the more explosive playmakers remaining on the market.

Pryor, 27, had done little in his NFL career as a quarterback and receiver before getting to the Cleveland Browns in 2016. There, the former Ohio State start blossomed, catching 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns. The season earned him a contract with the Washington Redskins, who saw extremely disappointing results. Pryor caught only 20 passes for 240 yards in nine games.

Contract details

The details are not known at this point, but it would be tough to imagine Pryor getting anything more than a one-year deal dressed up as a to-year pact. After struggling in 2017, he might want a chance to reset his market, while the Jets likely don’t want to commit cap space past this season.

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It’s hard to get very excited about Pryor considering he’s been a no-show sans one season, but the potential is there. The Jets are banking that they can unlock some of it, and assuming they draft a quarterback early, it’s smart to give said players as many weapons as possible. Unless the contract is horrific, this is a no-lose move for New York.

Grade: B