Terrelle Pryor made the move from quarterback to wide receiver with the Browns last season and the team tendered him as a restricted free agent this offseason, although coach Hue Jackson isn’t ready to say that Pryor will be remaining at wideout in 2016.
Jackson was the Raiders head coach when Oakland drafted Pryor as a quarterback in 2011 and Pryor was also a quarterback during a brief stint with the Bengals while Jackson was the offensive coordinator. During a Wednesday press conference, Jackson said he wasn’t yet sure about where Pryor will line up this season.
“Until we can get on the grass, it’s still a little early,” Jackson said. “I think he’s a talented individual, he can do a lot of different things and we’ll find a way to showcase his talent and ability. We all know he’s gifted in a lot of different areas so we’ll see what we can put together to give him a chance to have success.”
Given the creative ways the Bengals used Mohamed Sanu when he and Jackson were in Cincinnati, it’s not hard to envision Pryor getting the ball in a variety of ways next season. With the Browns thin at wideout and looking for a long-term answer at quarterback, a permanent move back to the position for Pryor seems less likely.