Terrelle Pryor, Jets counting on him returning to health and to the field

AP

Terrelle Pryor gets another chance . . . and another $4.5 million for everyone to figure out who he is.

After catching 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns in 2016 in Cleveland, the former college quarterback signed a one-year, $6 million deal with Washington.

He injured his left ankle in Week 2, requiring season-ending surgery in November. In the nine games Pryor did play, he made only 20 catches for 240 yards and a touchdown.

Is Pryor healthy? If so, can he do what he did in 2016?

The Jets are counting on it after signing him to a one-year deal.

But Pryor underwent a second surgery on his ankle in the spring and missed organized team activities and the minicamp. He wore a walking boot much of that time, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

While coach Todd Bowles expressed uncertainty whether Pryor would return to the field for the start of training camp, Pryor expressed confidence about it.

“Right now I’m healthy, and I’m ready to get back to form and have a dominant year,” Pryor said during minicamp last month, via Costello.

Pryor, 29, needs to get on the field quickly to compete for playing time, with the Jets returning Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse and Quincy Enunwa.

12 responses to “Terrelle Pryor, Jets counting on him returning to health and to the field

  1. Rivaling Sam Bradford and Ryan Fitzpatrick in the “Money For Nothing” sweepstakes.

  2. Wow. Just wow. Now we know why the Jets have been in the toilet the last million years. Poor decision making. This bum is a bad receiver and a locker room cancer.

  3. That’s honestly a good group of receivers. Top two are solid, and I’d one of the others can rebound, Darnold/McCown will have a nice season.
    I’d much rather have that group instead of what Buffalo or Miami has. Fins are paying lots of money for two receivers who’ve never sniffed a season like Pryor, who is a cheap one year prove it deal.

  4. If he invested his $10mil of earnings from just last year and this coming season he could make nearly half of a million dollars in interest every year for the rest of his life.

  5. It’s a low risk move that could yield high returns. I’m thinking he has proven what he is capable of doing, and that was on one of the worst rosters in the NFL. I like having him competing for a roster spot for the Jets. The team lacks a superstar or elite WR, but there is talent at the position and it’s a deep group. This team should improve and be fun to watch this year, but I don’t see them competing with the leagues top teams until next season. The Jets roster will be a young one, as a lifelong fan I am happy to see it moving in the right direction.

  6. I’m excited about the Jets WR’s. Just because people haven’t heard of them or had them on their fantasy teams doesn’t mean they suck. After next season everybody will know who Quincy and Robby are. Chad Hansen is also an unknown who could step up. I have no idea what Pryor will bring to the party but its always nice to have a tall jump ball kind of WR paired with possession receivers. Can’t wait till training camp, the dead zone sucks, 6 weeks seems like an eternity.

  7. DrSteveBrule says:
    July 6, 2018 at 5:18 pm
    If he invested his $10mil of earnings from just last year and this coming season he could make nearly half of a million dollars in interest every year for the rest of his life.
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    Not even close. Half your number at best. Please provide some evidence of a lifetime annuity for someone in their 20s or 30s from a legit source that will offer a 5% return in perpetuity. No such thing unless it’ from the same company selling waterfront land in the Everglades.

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