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

The Jury Is Still Out On Terrelle Pryor

Besides the major re-signings of Earl Thomas, Doug Baldwin, Richard Sherman, and Pete Carroll, the Seattle Seahawks have had a relatively quiet free agency period. Their most notable move was the acquisition of QB Terrelle Pryor in exchange for a 7th-round draft pick.

It’s fair to say that some Seahawks fans have been rooting for Pryor, maybe even hoping he makes the second string QB spot. Unfortunately, however, he has yet to prove he even deserves a spot on the 53-man roster.

To Pryor’s credit, a report has come out that he has recently had a “breakthrough” on the practice field. Considering what observers have been saying about his performance throughout the OTA’s, the word breakthrough may carry a little less weight in this particular case.

He does have some stiff competition for a spot on the roster, let alone the 2nd string position, currently held by Tarvaris Jackson. Depending on the accuracy of these negative reports being released on Pryor’s recent play, he may want to consider using his athletic ability to perhaps fill another role on the team.

We all saw just how strong of a runner he can be, and how difficult it is to catch him in the open field. Could Pryor be a suitable kick return man?  Would he be willing to keep an open mind to the idea?

There is no telling what is in store for Terrelle Pryor as we inch closer to training camp. The Raiders seemed eager to get rid of him when Seattle offered the trade, but some still feel he has the potential to be a solid QB if he received the right coaching. If anyone can turn Pryor into a special player, it’s coach Carroll.

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  • Peter Smith

    I agree with the sentiments above. Basically, I think we’re simply giving Pryor a chance to prove himself wrong. He thinks he can be a starter, we think he both can”t be a starter at QB, and can be of value somewhere else. But to prove that, and more importantly have him believe that, he has to go through the motions of competition… feel he can win such a job, and then lose it. If he can’t be the third string QB on a team willing to give him a chance, then where can he make that next paycheck… and by where I don’t mean which franchise, but which position. By letting him try, letting him compete, we can”t say we didn’t give him a chance. But in failure, we can offer him a chance to still be successful in the NFL, if he’s willing to open him mind, and still compete… just somewhere else. If anyone can make this process happen, its Pete Carroll. And oh the possibilities if Pryor is willing to open his mind, and accept some other possibilities. If we can give multiple UDFA players “big” contracts, we can take a former first round pick and find a way to earn him a big contract as well. Special teams, WR, TE, maybe even RB… there are ways we can incorporate a man with his talents, if he will let us.

    But this process still starts with competition at the QB position. From there he decides his own future.

    • Demarkus Tramail Swan

      That’s a LIE, TP never was given a fair chance by biased HC DA, never wanted a BLACK QB. Heard he was very impressive the last two days while RUSSELL WILSON THREW 3 int’s, if RW STRUGGLES. TP will be next in line…

      • Peter Smith

        I donkt know how you can say that I’m lying when its simply my opinion. Hey, if Pryor can turn into a better QB than he was in Oakland, I’m all for it! But call me one of little faith. I’ve watched him play, and saw some raw talent, but he was missing pieces towards being a successful QB at the NFL level. Not all stud QBs in college have what it takes to succeed in the NFL… its just the way it goes. But he has a chance to prove he can improve here, and if he does improve, I have no qualms with him joining our QB ranks. He wonkt be replacing Wilson though. That much I do know… at least so long as Wilson is healthy.