Michael Crabtree’s future is all but clear making it likely that Jon Gruden will look to improve the wide receiver position during free agency. As such, the Raiders are a favorite to land one of the big-name free agent receiver, but it is not Jarvis Landry or Allen Robinson.
Instead, Oakland is among the favorites to sign their former QB-turned-WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. in free agency, according to SportLine’s odds makers.
The Field 5/1
The Raiders have the third-best odds out of any team in the NFL, at 6/1, to land Pryor. But the team is not listed under SportLine’s other marquee wide receiver free agents that include Landry, Robinson, Marquise Lee and Sammy Watkins.
Maybe Oakland’s odds will begin to improve if Crabtree or Seth Roberts is officially released from the team. But for now, it is just speculation regarding the future of Crabtree and Roberts which could be a reason for the Raiders’ surprisingly low odds to land a top wide receiver.
In regards to Pryor, he could be a solid (though not great) addition for Oakland. He would add size and a deep-threat to the position group. However, he doesn’t help the team’s biggest need. If Gruden lets go of Crabtree, the team will be without a possession receiver. Amari Cooper has shown to be a great player, but not one that can be counted on consistently to move the chains.
Pryor is also not a reliable target. He might make a few jaw-dropping plays, but he is not the consistent player that would be a critical addition to the team or one that I see Gruden making a major push for in free agency.
After Pryor had 77 receptions for 1,040 yards and four touchdowns as a Cleveland Brown, he took a major step back in 2017 in Washington only hauling in 20 receptions for 240 yards and one touchdown in nine games played.
The lack of production in 2017 from Pryor might be due to falling out of favor with the coaching staff in Washington. A coaching staff headed up by Jon Gruden’s brother, Jay. And 800 fewer receiving yards is worrisome regardless especially if he is expected to fill in for Crabtree.
Do you think the Raiders should/will go after Terrelle Pryor in free agency?
This poll is closed
They should and they will
They should but they won’t
They shouldn’t but they probably will
They shouldn’t and they won’t