Bills sign Terrell Pryor, not ruling him out as starting QB
The Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent receiver Terrelle Pryor. Head coach Sean McDermott might have some big plans for the former quarterback.
We’ve signed WR Terrelle Pryor to a one-year deal and released CB Dontae Johnson.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) October 30, 2018
Before the signing was official, McDermott was asked about whether Pryor could potentially play quarterback this coming weekend for Buffalo. He didn’t dismiss the possibility, according to Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News, who opined it “says it all about the Bills’ current situation at that position.”
That Sean McDermott was asked about, and did not totally dismiss the possibility of Terrelle Pryor signing and playing quarterback this week, says it all about the #Bills' current situation at that position.
— Jay Skurski (@JaySkurski) October 30, 2018
Buffalo’s quarterback situation is grim.
Veteran Derek Anderson, recently signed off the street, has been awful. His nauseating pick-six on Monday night sealed New England’s win, and then afterward he suffered a concussion and could miss this next game with the injury.
With all that in mind, it wouldn’t be the craziest thing to see Pryor under center when the Bills take on the Chicago Bears. At the least, we know he can scramble away from what’s sure to be fierce pressure up front.
Before he converted to wide receiver, the former quarterback completed 56.3 percent of his passes for 1,994 yards with nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions, earning a 3-7 record as a starter.