Terrelle Pryor has talked with Patriots about possible NFL comeback
Terrelle Pryor is attempting to make a return to the NFL in 2020 and he’s spoken to multiple teams this offseason. Among the teams he’s spoken to, Pryor has talked with the New England Patriots about a possible NFL comeback, per TMZ Sports.
Back in November, Pryor was involved in a stabbing incident and was once in critical condition at the hospital. Therefore, it was assumed that Pryor’s career in the NFL was going to come to a close.
However, the quarterback-turned-wide-receiver has been working out in hopes to return to the league next season. Pryor proceeded to share that his reps have been in contact with five teams.
After seeing the Patriots sign Cam Newton, Pryor seems open to the idea of joining New England. Also, with Pryor being a Pittsburgh native, he’s expressed interest in joining the Pittsburgh Steelers:
“Those two are very intriguing,” Pryor says of the Patriots and Steelers. “Especially Cam. I’ve been a big fan of him throughout the years … And, obviously, Big Ben, that’s my hometown of Pittsburgh, so that’s just two teams that I really want to play for.”
The 31-year-old wide receiver last played in an NFL game during the 2018 season. In six games with the New York Jets, Pryor recorded 14 receptions for 235 yards and two touchdowns in 2018. His best season came in 2016 when he hauled in 77 catches for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns in 2016 with the Cleveland Browns.
Due to COVID-19, it could be tough for Pryor to have a team show enough interest in signing him this offseason. With that being said, if he does sign with a team, he could be catching passes from Newton in 2020.