Over the past few months, the sense among fans has grown stronger that WR Terrelle Pryor could end up back with the Cleveland Browns in 2018 after the one-year experiment in Washington didn’t quite go as planned for him. On Tuesday, we got our first piece of evidence from Pryor himself on social media.
It started with Browns RB Duke Johnson posting a photo of himself on Instagram, along with a caption that included a peace out symbol to the year 2017. A few users brought to our attention that among the comments responding to Johnson’s post was one from Pryor, which said, “Good year, Duke. Hopefully I’ll be with you next year.”
Johnson then responded to that with, “Appreciate it. Shit, let’s do it...”
No one needs to convince me that Pryor-to-Cleveland needs to happen. Not many things have worked in Hue Jackson’s offense the past two years, but Pryor was a big success story. After posting a 1,000+ yard season in 2016, he reportedly sought a $15 million deal in 2017. When Cleveland (nor any other teams) would budge, he signed a 1-year, $6 million “prove it” deal in Washington. He never got going there and finished the season on injured reserve after posting 20 catches for 240 yards and 1 touchdown.
One has to wonder, though, if this could help set up a potential divide between Jackson and new general manager John Dorsey. What if Dorsey simply has no interest in bringing Pryor to Cleveland, much to Hue’s chagrin?