Contrary to a report from the Canton Repository that former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor will hire George Whitfield to assist with Pryor’s preparations for the supplemental draft, a source with knowledge of the situation tells us that former Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson will handle the duties.
Anderson spent his entire NFL career, from 1971 through 1986, with the Bengals. After several years as the team’s radio analyst, he returned in 1993 as quarterbacks coach. From 1996 through 2000, Anderson served as offensive coordinator. In 2001 and 2002, he returned to the role of quarterbacks coach. Anderson worked as receivers coach and quarterbacks coach in Jacksonville from 2003 through 2006, and he served as quarterbacks coach in Pittsburgh from 2007 through 2009.
Anderson retired in early 2010, and he spent last season out of football.
The assignment to tutor Pryor comes at a time when Anderson is gaining momentum as a Hall of Fame candidate. Though his work with Pryor won’t help or hurt the effort, it can’t hurt Anderson to have his name back in NFL circulation.