Sign Him!

February 21st, 2017

PFF tribe weighs in.

When the PFF tribe avoids offensive line grades, ranking route running and hoodwinking innocents that their statistical debris is universally credible, they can actually do good work.

Take a recent post someone from the tribe typed up for The unsourced author picks one free agent every NFL team should sign and, smartly, they believe Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht should go after Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor.

… Pryor would add another big-play threat for QB Jameis Winston to target. Although Pryor wasn’t always consistent, it’s important to remember that this was the first year he played significant snaps at wide receiver, and for most of the Browns’ season, he looked like a natural, averaging 13.1 yards per catch and dropping just six of the 83 catchable passes thrown his way.

And remember, for three of those games, Pryor had Stewart McClown throwing to him. Imagine what he could do with a real quarterback working under a real coach (Todd Monken)?

The thing that greatly impressed Joe about Pryor is his drive to be in the league. Remember, he was a gimmick spread-option quarterback at Ohio State — not a bad one either. But he flamed out big time at quarterback in the NFL.

Instead of pouting like another famous spread QB who couldn’t hold a professional job and refused to play another position, Pryor remade himself through hard work to become a budding star at wide receiver. That tells Joe a lot about Pryor’s character.

The way Pryor transformed himself from quarterback bust to coveted receiver, he might have the same kind of work ethic as America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

Landing Pryor would be a helluva signing by Licht. Alas, reports claim Pryor wants to stay with the Browns and allegedly has instructed his agent to get a deal done with Cleveland.

Let’s hope Pryor’s agent reasons with his client and lets him test the free agency waters to escape that cursed franchise.

27 Responses to “Sign Him!”

  1. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Agreed. Pryor would be a tremendous signing for us. But he won’t come cheap.

  2. Pete Says:

    I’d love to see Bucs add Pryor!

  3. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Go get him, Licht!

  4. Kevinthepainter Says:

    How can the browns let him go? I dont see how he is available

  5. OneBuc55 Says:

    Personally the 2 players on the top of my Free Agent wish list is Terrell Pryor and Dontari Poe…

  6. tdtb2015 Says:

    ^ Because they are “The Browns!”

  7. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    Could the browns screw this up too? They will draft a young QB and let their ONLY weapon leave? I think they might tag him if they can not get a deal done.

  8. Bird Says:

    Ain’t happening. Who wants to stay a Bron though?

  9. Mort Says:

    A big fat NO YHANK YOU.

  10. CarolinaBucFan Says:

    He’s got size and if I’m not mistaken, pretty decent speed. All he has is upside as a receiver, and could you imagine his work ethic next to Jameis’? A couple years ago he was training alongside Mike Evans in the offseason with Randy Moss so they already have some familiarity too. I think it’d be a pretty good pickup

  11. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Pryor is my first choice. I do not understand why ppl do not see the same things as you do Joe. Pryor’s desire to stay in the NFL and learn a totally new position is friggin impressive. AND he has speed and height. He would be amazing as a Buc.

  12. rrsrq Says:


    Bucs might even use a wildcat offense, just to break it up a little bit

  13. Joeypoppems Says:

    I have enough trust in the staff to be on board with it if they go after Pryor. I am skeptical of him from an additude and skill set standpoint.

  14. pick6 Says:

    sure, but let’s keep in mind that he is both older and less proven than Vincent Jackson was when we signed him to a deal that he hobbled through the last 2 years of

  15. R.O. Says:

    Sorry he thinks he deserves Franchise type money… You want TB to pay him 8m-10m yr. No way!!!

  16. JJBucFan Says:

    This is the same Browns team that thought they were so loaded at WR that they cut Taylor Gabriel, LOL. Come to Tampa!!

  17. Lunchbox Says:

    I’ve been saying for quite a while, I’d love to see this happen. With his attitude, work ethic, and familiarity with Evans, I think he could be a good fit here. Now whether or not he’d want to come here and if the financials would work out is another story.

  18. SOEbuc Says:

    Why would anyone want to stay in Cleveland other than going to see a Cavs game?

  19. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Look for value in a WR like Robert Woods, Kenny Stills,

  20. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:

    Pryor does have a similar work ethic and legendary competitive drive like Jameis.

    He would be phenomenal here.

  21. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Mike Evans will be looking for a new contract soon. We don’t want to be paying $25-30 millions to two WRs.

  22. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    “Has instructed his agent to get a deal done”?!!?!?!!? WITH CLEVELAND!?!?!?!??!
    PASS, the guy OBVIOUSLY has mental problems.

  23. bucs_365 Says:

    Best bet is to draft our #2 receiver, sign a mid-range guy in free agency, then pay Evans the big dollars.

  24. USFBUC Says:

    Pryor wants probably 9-10 million and based on what he did last year in his first full season with the Browns QBs throwing to him he probably deserves that much. He is tall, fast (I think like 4.4 fast), dedicated, athletic, and competitive. He also spent last offseason training with our Mike Evans and Randy Moss.

    We could still draft another WR in round three to round out our WR corps.

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I would love to get him, but no way will his team let him go.

  26. Raymonddoak Says:

    Every available WR with talent should be under consideration. I am a fan that wants to see my team relevant in December. Not concerned with how much money any of the guys are paid. JUST WIN BABY

  27. Joeypoppems Says:

    Honestly he probably wants to stay loyal to Hue Jackson.

    Think about it. Jackson was the OC in Oakland when Pryor was the QB there, then Hue got canned and went to Cincy and brought in Pryor to try out for the team as a WR and he didn’t make the team. Now Hue is the HC with the Browns, obviously, and Jackson gave him another shot. To me staying loyal to the guy who tried to give him multiple opportunities in the league is a good enough reason to stay with a bad team like the Browns.

    I didn’t hear about any other teams having interest in him before he was in Cleveland. Only Hue Jackson had interest. And if him staying loyal to Hue is in fact the reason he re-signs with the Browns, then I guess he answers my character concerns.