Redskins first key acquisition of FA – Terrelle Pryor

Terrelle Pryor is a Redskin. For 2017 only, right now.

With details to be confirmed, it’s looking like the Pryor’s market wasn’t quite what he hoped for. Reports right now say it’s a one-year deal for $8m. Considering he was being talked up in the $10m+ range, this seems like pretty good value for the Redskins.

I liked Pryor a lot in 2016. His development as a receiver was quite astounding, and that stood out no more to me than in Week 4 last season when he frequently got the better of Josh Norman. On the excitement scale, I’d say this ranks up there.

And we sure needed something positive after the last few days.

So Mr. Allen, who’s going to be throwing me the ball?

Maybe I’m connecting 2 and 2 and getting 5 here, but think about this for a second. You think yourself a hot-commodity wide receiver entering free agency. You aim for the sky – a long-term deal for $12m per season. After talking to teams, you realise it’s not there. You realise you’re going to have to take a one-year deal. A “prove-it” deal, as they say, and go back onto the open market in 2018 with more ammunition. That’s all well and good, but surely you only accept that deal in an offense you’re pretty confident you can put up another 1,000 yard season.

Would you have that confidence if Colt McCoy was your quarterback? How about Nate Sudfeld?

…see where I’m going here? Probably nothing. But just maybe…

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