Hey Rex, wanna make that big name splash that you seem to love so much? Wanna know the quickest way to make Brad Smith an afterthought? Wanna get another weapon that your offense desperately needs? How about getting a 6’6", 233-pound physical specimen who runs a 4.4 40-yard dash named Terrelle Pryor. And, oh yeah, he can also throw a little to keep opposing defenses honest when you put him in your backfield.
What would Pryor be worth to you Rex? Would you be willing to give up a fourth rounder? A third rounder? How about a second rounder? If not, why not?
Well, maybe a second rounder is a bit high, but if Pryor can be a difference maker, that last piece that puts you over the hump to get that Lombardi trophy, wouldn’t he be well worth it?
You wouldn’t even be asking him to do much. Possibly putting him in the wildcat a few plays a game, maybe lining him up behind center once or twice. You may have him take a shot as a punt returner or even try him as a receiver. Wherever you put him, he will be a threat, someone the other team will have to account for.
The least responsibility you give him, the more he’ll thrive. He will not have to worry about the whole playbook, just a few plays specifically designed for him, plays that will utilize his freakish athletic ability.
You would just have to ease him in the first season, figure out what you have with him. Maybe he can grow into your No. 2 QB. Mark Brunnell isn’t getting any younger and Greg McElroy is not really reassuring. Maybe you can convert him into a tight end or even a wide receiver, imagine the matchup problems there?
The problem is getting him to accept his reduced role. Get him to be part of a team system where it’s not all about him anymore. You may also have to get him to take a pay cut, that Ohio State money was supposedly pretty good. He also now has some guy named Drew Rosenhaus as his agent, word is, he gets his clients paid.
I’ll leave you with this Rex, remember how you fell in love with Plaxico Burress’s game tape from two years ago which made you have to get him? Well why don't you go watch some of Terrelle Pryor's highlights from earlier this year. Imagine the possibilities.
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