Could Cleveland star be a fit for Big Blue?
The New York Giants are reportedly among the teams that have expressed interest in Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor, who can become a free agent Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET.
Pryor, 28 next season, is a quarterback turned wide receiver who had a breakout season in 2016 with 77 receptions for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns.
The report comes from Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, a respected Browns beat writer.
Does this make sense?
The question is, just how much interest do the Giants have in Pryor? Is their interest serious, or is whatever interest they are said to have the Giants are said to have just them doing due diligence, as they always do? Remember that GM Jerry Reese often says the Giants “investigate everything.”
Pryor, 6-foot-6, 240 pounds would fill the Giants’ need for a big, athletic target to team with Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard. He spent three seasons in the NFL as a quarterback before being let go by the Oakland Raiders. He made his way back into the league after converting to receiver.
Cabot reports that several teams could be interested in Pryor, and that Pryor’s representatives believe he will be “paid like one of the top receivers in the NFL.”
Spotrac’s Market Value Tool estimates Pryor’s value at four years, $35.6 million, or $8.9 million annually. Rotoworld believes that to be conservative, stating Pryor could command $11-12 million per year.
The Giants could use a player with Pryor’s skill set, but that kind of money is a lot to pay for a player who had two pass receptions in the NFL before 2016. Besides which, with only slightly more than $15 million to spend under the salary cap, per Spotrac, a big-ticket signing like this one seems unlikely.
Your thoughts, Giants fans?