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.