New York Jets: Terrelle Pryor to Cowboys for Terrance Williams
The Jets need more talent around Sam Darnold, especially at wide receiver and tight end. While Pryor may think he’s a “big play waiting to happen”, the team apparently doesn’t agree enough to give him more playing time. If that sounds along the lines of something Pryor has said before, it’s because he admitted frustration about being benched by the Redskins last year.
On the Dallas side, Williams has met career underachievement with being almost completely phased out this year. An offseason arrest that has him facing potential league discipline could be a factor, but if Williams can’t make playing time hay with the state of the Cowboys’ receiving corp right now he never will again.
Other than naive comments, there’s no sign Pryor is going to be a problem child for the Jets. But he’s also not doing much on the field, and he might automatically become the best wide receiver in Dallas. Looming suspension aside, Williams stands to benefit from a change of scenery from here on out in his career. Something just has not clicked with the Cowboys over the years, and he’s tapped out this chances.
A trade of Pryor for Williams won’t move the needle much, and Williams won’t give Darnold the legit No. 1 wide receiver he should eventually have. But equal value seems to be here in this deal, as both teams change their mix a little.