Al Davis liked him. When he chose Terrelle Pryor in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft, Al Davis was happy with his pick. If you ever play a future NFL trivia game just remember, Al Davis’ last draft pick ever was Terrelle Pryor. Unfortunately, Al Davis, the man who seemingly believed in Terrelle Pryor, passed away not long after.
He went from the one of most highly regarded high school talents in Pennsylvania history to a considerable NFL flop just about five years later. He won almost every award possible in high school and also accumulated a handful with his time at Ohio State, but in the NFL, he is just looking to break onto the field.
Sure, you could say it has taken him a while, but Pryor has shown many signs that he can be a legitimate dual-threat quarterback in the NFL. Now, the Kansas City Chiefs are finally giving Pryor a shot to play the position he was meant to play: quarterback. The Jeannette native signed a one year deal last Wednesday. He will be behind starting QB, Alex Smith.
Pryor will be competing to be a backup with Chase Daniel, unless the Chiefs decide to part ways with their current second stringer because cutting Daniel would save the Kansas City franchise $4 million. If Daniel leaves, Pryor will be second string with other quarterbacks Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray behind him.
This signing tells me that someone finally noticed the talent and skill Pryor can bring to the table. I personally found it hard to believe that two to three quarterbacks on every NFL roster are better than Terrelle Pryor so maybe this opportunity will prove my theory right, or wrong. Only time will tell on the case of one of the greatest athletes ever to come out of western Pennsylvania. Hopefully the 6’6″ athlete can make a name for himself in Kansas City.

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