The Eagles are among multiple teams interested in upcoming free agent wide receiver Terrelle Pryor, according a report from Mark Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. The 49ers, Giants, and Titans are also expected to have interest.
This report figures to be another example of an agent connecting the Eagles to his player in order to drum up the player’s market. That’s not to say the Eagles don’t have interest, but you have to take these reports for what they’re worth.
In any case, there is some indication Pryor might have interest in Philadelphia. From this weekend:
Pryor went out of his way to praise Carson Wentz after the rookie quarterback had a strong NFL debut against the Browns in Week 1 last season.
"He's awesome,'' Pryor said when asked about Wentz, via Cleveland.com. "I'll tell you guys right now, I was just talking with him and a couple people, that kid's going to be a baller. (The Eagles) got one. I just liked his patience, he was great, he did an awesome job. He looked like he'd been there before.''
In addition, Pryor also recently retweeted a tweet about a Carson Wentz quote Howie Roseman had from an interview with The MMQB.
Pryor’s decision will ultimately come down to money. Some reports indicate he’s going to sign for $10-12 million per season. That might be too expensive for the Eagles’ taste, especially considered the 27-year-old Pryor is only coming off one full season at his new position.
One also has to wonder why the Browns aren’t set on keeping him. Pryor seemingly likes Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson and the Browns have the most cap space in the NFL at $103 million.
There’s no question Pryor is an intriguing talent with great size at 6-4, 223 pounds. He’s a very good athlete. But he’s far from a proven option and it remains to be seen if he’s worth the expensive risk it would take to sign him. The Eagles might strive to find a wide receiver (or two) who is more proven and could be had at a better value.