Terrelle Pryor signed with the Redskins last week, offsetting some of the loss from departed free agent WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon. At 6-foot-5 and 230 lbs., Pryor is a physical beast that is just learning the receiver position after playing quarterback most of his life.
Playing with Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins must be a positive for Pryor, who played with some bad passers last season in Cleveland. That said, it's still no guarantee Pryor will suit up next to Cousins this fall.
"I would assume. I saw [Cousins] signed and stuff like that. But at the end of the day, I signed to be a Washington Redskin. It doesn’t matter who the quarterback is, but I’m assuming. I’d love the opportunity to play with Kirk, without a doubt. He’s a great quarterback" Pryor said on a conference call with reporters.
It seems more thank likely Cousins will be the Redskins passer in 2017, but beyond that remains very much a question. And it's still possible the franchise agrees to trade their record holder for single season passing yards this offseason.
With the signing of Brian Hoyer in San Francisco, some trade speculation has died off. Looking around the NFL landscape, few starting quarterbacks are available, even less of Cousins' caliber. It would not be a shock if a new team emerged in trade talks for Cousins, especially as teams get closer to the NFL Draft in late April and realize how raw most the rookie prospects are.
Cousins or not, Pryor is happy to be in Washington.
"I played with six quarterbacks last year. I don’t think it could get that bad."
Despite that, Pryor still caught 77 balls for 1,007 yards in 2016. With those type of numbers in a poor offense, Pryor said he was very excited to work in Jay Gruden's offense, and the chance to work with receivers coach Ike Hilliard.
Pryor explained that he wouldn't look back to his departure from the Browns, that his focus was on the Redskins and getting better. He also explained that he's already texted with Cousins and plans to work out with the quarterback and other wideouts this offseason. Of the franchise tag, Pryor said he assumed Cousins will be throwing him passes this fall when the games start.
"Obviously, I would like to play with Kirk. I would be an idiot if I didn’t believe that. I think he’s a great quarterback and hopefully that’s what happens."
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