With injuries stacking up at the Wide Receiver position, the Pittsburgh Steelers should consider signing Terrelle Pryor to help out.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been hit hard by injuries this season, and in Week 11 the bad luck continued. Lost in the chaos that overtook the game is the fact that Pittsburgh lost both JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson after each suffered concussions. Add in the fact that Ryan Switzer was just placed on IR and the team recently cut offseason-signing Donte Moncrief it’s clear that the Steelers need to add reinforcements at the position.
Even in a best-case scenario where Smith-Schuster and Johnson recover quickly and can play soon, signing a receiver would still be beneficial to improve depth. With Terrelle Pryor on the open market and showing an interest in playing for the Steelers, the team should take a look.
At this point in his career, Pryor may not be a long-term starter, but in the right situation, he can help out. His 1000 yard season as a member of the Browns is a distant memory but in stops with the Washington Redskins and New York Jets, he showed flashes of effectiveness. His effort has been a bit of a question mark throughout the past few seasons, but it certainly seems like Pryor would be motivated to play for the Steelers, saying on Instagram,
"“9 years in. Ready to play for the home crowd. I’m not playing ball unless it’s w my home team. Turned down teams weeks ago. Money ain’ my motivation. Bringing the chip here again is. I’m finally healthy. Colbert let’s go!"
If he is truly healthy and wants to play for Pittsburgh, Pryor is worth a look as a low-cost, potentially impactful player. For an offense that has been among the worst in the NFL so far and just lost their top receiver and a promising rookie, this is exactly the type of move that could prevent the offense from completely falling apart in the short-term and gives the team solid veteran depth in the long-term.
Pryor is right, Colbert, let’s go!