WR Pryor close to deal with Jets


The New York Jets have won the race to sign free-agent wide-receiver Terrelle Pryor, per ESPN.

Former Washington Redskin Terrelle Pryor may have found a new home after a tumultuous season in Washington.

Pro Football Focus' Sam Monson gave Washington a "B" grade for the Pryor contract, writing the former Ohio State star had "near limitless upside".

It cost NY multiple second-round picks too (including one in the 2019 draft) but puts them in prime position to draft a franchise quarterback.

In 2016, Pryor had a breakout year, assuming the No. 1 receiver role after Josh Gordon's suspension while racking up 77 catches for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns as he entered free agency. A year ago with the Redskins he battled an ankle injury before undergoing arthroscopic surgery, he was place on I.R.in November. Perhaps they would consider gambling on one of the QBs they like falling to No. 4, but moving back and holding the No. 4 and No. 6 pick is how you end up with the fourth choice of quarterbacks and/or you miss out on both Saquon Barkley and Bradley Chubb.

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The Jets offered Pryor, 28, far more money than the Browns were willing to pay. It may not be the best receiving corps in the National Football League, but it's definitely a deep one. Pryor's stay in Washington did not yield similar results, while his season was also cut short due to an ankle injury that required surgery.

A fresh start should help, but the Jets are kind of a mess too. Expectations around Pryor won't be so high in 2018, and his contract will likely be cheap. Pryor can line up opposite Jermaine Kearse, with Robby Anderson in the slot.

Terrelle Pryor has swapped Washington for NY.

A healthy Pryor provides the promise of adding a big outside threat to any wide-receiving unit he joins. If he doesn't work out, though, then the Jets can look in a different direction in 2019.