Hue Jackson likes what he sees from “outstanding” Terrelle Pryor

AP

When Terrelle Pryor spent the 2014 season out of the NFL, he looked like a failed quarterback whose career was over at age 25. Now Pryor looks like one of the most promising young wide receivers in the NFL.

Pryor started for the Browns in Friday night’s preseason game and opened things up with a 49-yard catch on the first play. He later added an eight-yard catch, and coach Hue Jackson said he’s loving what he’s seeing from Pryor.

“I thought it was outstanding. I think Terrelle is growing each and every day,” Jackson said.

At the moment, Pryor is the Browns’ No. 1 receiver. That may change when rookie first-round draft pick Corey Coleman gets healthy and Josh Gordon returns from his four-game suspension to start the season, but Pryor is a big part of Jackson’s offense in Cleveland. That would have seemed crazy a couple years ago, when Pryor was just looking for a roster spot somewhere, and no team would give him one.

34 responses to “Hue Jackson likes what he sees from “outstanding” Terrelle Pryor

  1. I thought Pryor looked pretty good too, tho he clearly got a away with a push off on that big catch and the GB defense was in full preseason terribleness form. Good luck to him and the Browns, they could have a nice young roster there that could be something in a couple years.

  2. Coleman, Pryor and Gordon. That position went from last to first – on this team – pretty quickly. A lot of speed. Go Browns.

  3. For everyone that will say it’s preseason etc.. Speed is speed and he still got behind a first team defender on a 49 yard completion.

  4. Didn’t catch the game and only saw some highlights. RGIII’s pic may not have been his fault. TE wasn’t even looking. But could’ve been a bad read, Bob’s had a couple of those in his day.

  5. “..one of the most promising young receivers in the Nfl.” ??

    2015: 1 catch
    2014: DNP

    Let’s look at Marvin Jones or DeAndre Hopkins as the most promising..

    This is a super reach to hype him up like this.

  6. I wonder if Tebow realizes he could have switched positions and he’s still be in the NFL, like Pryor. I wish him luck. He’s always had incredible athletic ability. Quite a few people have switched from QB to WR and had a pretty good career–Antwan Randle-El for example. There are many others. It can be done.

  7. 2016StockMarketCrash says:
    Aug 13, 2016 7:37 AM

    Coach Jackson will be a miracle worker if he can fix this mess in Cleveland.
    ——————-

    He would be the coach of the century.

  8. When Terrell Pryor is told by the NFL that he’s not an NFL quarterback he works hard to switch to a position that he can play in the NFL….when Tim Tebow is told he isn’t an NFL quarterback by the league he insists he is and that’s the only position he will play. He isn’t going to play a non glamorous position like fullback or essentially a blocking tight end…he’ll rather switch and play baseball where he can again get glory if he can somewhat succeed than play a blue collar football position he has a way better chance of succeeding at.

    To be fair due to the cult of Tebow he had way more options than Pryor outside of football……but even that works against Tebow……Pryor is more hungry because he knows if he doesn’t find a position in the NFL his only other option is a 9 to 5. Tebow doesn’t have that hunger because he has options.

  9. Let me jump on the wagon, although Denver will always be embedded in my heart, I would simply like to give props. I think Cleveland could be headed for great things. Truthfully, im happy for the fans in Cleveland. Like everyone else, Im just tired of seeing them being awful. I’d say the same for Oakland, but that would be blaspheme. Go Broncos!

  10. vincentvega513 says:
    Aug 13, 2016 8:42 AM
    “..one of the most promising young receivers in the Nfl.” ??

    2015: 1 catch
    2014: DNP

    Let’s look at Marvin Jones or DeAndre Hopkins as the most promising..

    This is a super reach to hype him up like this.
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    That quote wasn’t in the article. Either way, what did you expect the HC to say??? ” Not impressed at all Terrelle its only preseason.” Hue is trying to encourage a player learning a new position. Words matter.

    – Eagles Fan

  11. It’s sad it took him this long to realize that this was where he should be all along because his physical ability is unreal. It was unreal when you looked at him at QB, but Tressel did nothing to prepare him for anything past dominating their week conference foes at the time. Learning receiver isn’t as steep of a curve coming out of those offenses as it is for QBs as we have many recent success stories, so this could work like it did for the Bert Emanuels of the past.

  12. I was highly skeptical, and pleasantly surprised when I saw Prior play. Good for him. I always wanted him to succeed at the QB position, and he was obviously the fastest at that position. Looked like as a WR, he knew how to use his size to his advantage.

  13. Pryor couldn’t cut it as a QB in the NFL, but instead of quitting he learned a new position and now is doing well. It’s a shame Tebow couldn’t figure that out as well. I wish Pryor the very best, because I respect what he’s doing. Tebow…well, not so much.

  14. Hue Jackson didn’t have the guts to tell him to switch to receiver while in Cinci. But now is lavishly praising him for not that much.

    Good for Pryor, he swallowed his pride and is doing better, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

    Part of the process is being able to do much more than this, consistently.

    Right now he’s surrounded by rookies and journeymen. A legit #3 receiver would stand out against that backdrop.

    Against mostly vanilla defenses.

    Then you have to remember RGIII is throwing to him, and he is sitting back behind a crap ol.

    No one will doubt Pryor’s physical talents, but one step forward does not make a finished marathon.

  15. I’m rooting for him. I wanted him to make the switch when he was with the Raiders because of his size and speed. He outran the defense for a long td in one game as a qb, and I could only image what he can do at the wr position. I look forward to the season as I can now watch him do it. And hopefully not with the Raiders in the future.

  16. Ok….to the people comparing Tebow and Pryor…here’s why I think you are all off base. I felt that Pryor could make the switch to WR. I saw him (in college) play one play at WR and I liked what I saw. I can’t ever recall seeing Tebow play TE or H-back or WR. If he did switch positions only RB makes sense. A TE and H-back have to block a lot, I never seen Tebow attempt a block. I think Tebow going to baseball could be what jump starts him, it all though will depend on how he hits. As for Pryor, he has the size and speed to play WR. The only question I had was can he run routes and separate and so far, so good.

  17. mwcarolina says:
    Aug 13, 2016 12:55 PM
    Ok….to the people comparing Tebow and Pryor…here’s why I think you are all off base. I felt that Pryor could make the switch to WR. I saw him (in college) play one play at WR and I liked what I saw. I can’t ever recall seeing Tebow play TE or H-back or WR. If he did switch positions only RB makes sense. A TE and H-back have to block a lot, I never seen Tebow attempt a block. I think Tebow going to baseball could be what jump starts him, it all though will depend on how he hits. As for Pryor, he has the size and speed to play WR. The only question I had was can he run routes and separate and so far, so good.
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    I respectfully disagree. I was pulling for Tebow to become a TE. It’s got to be easier to learn to block then to hit a fastball in a game you’ve not played since high school. Regardless, good luck to TT, and Pryor!

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