The Cleveland Browns got a steal when they acquired former quarterback Terrelle Pryor to be a wide receiver. The tall and athletic playmaker became a legitimate threat on a weekly basis for the Browns. Sure, his statistics might not be near those of Antonio Brown or Julio Jones, but look at who is throwing him passes on a game-by-game basis in Cleveland.
With that said, Pryor is set to become a free agent on March 9th, and the Browns seem content letting him test the free agent waters. There are several teams who have reported interest in the former Ohio State quarterback’s skills, and a new team to add to the mix would be the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Per Rotoworld, from Mary Kay Cabot from the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the Steelers are among teams like the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles in the Pryor sweepstakes.
See what they had to say regarding Pryor possibly returning to his hometown for his next NFL contract:
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Steelers are interested in free agent Terrelle Pryor.
They join the Giants, 49ers, Titans and Eagles, whose interest Mary Kay Cabot reported earlier on Monday. The Steelers definitely need help behind Antonio Brown — and a big target — but have limited cap space. Pittsburgh also drafts wideouts as well as any team in the league. A return to his hometown seems unlikely for Pryor.
As most will admit, the Steelers are looking for a true No. 2 wide receiver to play opposite the highest paid receiver in Antonio Brown. Most would say Martavis Bryant is that guy, but the fact remains he has yet to be reinstated by the league office. Other than Bryant, the Steelers receiving corps of Sammie Coates, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Demarcus Ayers, Cobi Hamilton and Eli Rogers certainly would aid from having a player like Pryor on the roster.
However, like the above quotation suggested, Pryor will demand top dollar, and will most likely price himself out of Pittsburgh.