The Seahawks haven’t landed a big name free agent yet. Apparently Russell Wilson thinks enough is enough, as he’s recruiting Terrelle Pryor.
Yes, I know. That statement calls into question if Terrelle Pryor is a big name. I’d argue he has much more potential to be “that guy” than the Seahawks free agent signings so far. If you look at the 2016 Cleveland Browns edition, Pryor is a big name. 77 catches for 1007 yards and four touchdowns is pretty good. As for the Washington version, well, you might not want to look. But we will anyway.
Pryor had just two starts and played in nine games before going to the injured reserve list for Washington in 2017. As a result, his stats for the season look pretty weak. 20 catches for 240 yards and one score doesn’t exactly place you in the big name category.
But once you dig a little deeper, things look a bit less bleak. In 2016, Terrelle Pryor was in for exactly 900 plays with the Browns. With the exception of one game, he was never in for less than 82 percent of the offensive plays. Overall, Pryor was on the field for 87 percent of Cleveland’s plays. That equals a lot of opportunity.
Now let’s go to Washington. In 2017, Pryor’s snap count was 378. In the first five games, he was in for 266 plays, an average of 53 plays. Then in the next four games, Pryor had just 112 snaps, an average of 28 plays. And then he was shelved for the rest of the season. That equals far fewer opportunities.