“If I can’t play quarterback, I can’t play football,” Terrelle Pryor said while joining Cincinnati Bengals in early May. Pryor consistently refused to change positions for four years since entering NFL via supplemental draft for Raiders in 2011. Released by the Bengals on Thursday, Pryor now wants to be considered as a wide receiver, as told to NFL media insider Ian Rapoport by the player’s agent Drew Rosenhaus.
The NFL has told him he can’t play quarterback. Bengals were Pryor’s last shot. His agent Rosenhaus began informing teams about his client’s decision to switch position. Pryor is now available to all teams through waiver. According to Rosenhaus, teams are showing “extensive interest” to sign Pryor as wide receiver.
Pryor started 9 games at quarterback donning Raider’s colors in 2013. Last year, he revealed his stubborn reluctance to switch positions.
“I don’t know how to catch. I’ve been a quarterback my whole life,” he said while playing for the Seahawks last June.
Well, now Pryor has to find out how to catch if he is up for it.