Kansas City Chiefs Work Out Terrelle Pryor At Quarterback


Per Pro Football Talk, Terrelle Pryor showcased his skills for the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday.

Obviously, the news came out of left field. The Chiefs already have four quarterbacks, including two projects, on the payroll, and no hints were leaked beforehand.

That said, considering Andy Reid’s love affair with the position, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Pryor, who was traded to the Seattle Seahawks last April (but eventually waived), started 10 games for the Oakland Raiders—nine of which came in 2013.

In the aforementioned season, the dual threat bolted out of the gate (by his standards, at least). Throughout the first four games, he completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 845 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.

Nov 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) drops back for a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Coincidentally, Arrowhead proved to be his undoing, though. In Week 5 versus the Chiefs, Pryor connected on just 52.9 percent of his targets and threw one touchdown to three interceptions.

Said drop-off eventually snowballed into a trend, as he posted a two-to-six touchdown-to-interception ratio throughout the following six contests.

However, tangibly speaking, there’s no question that Pryor touts an enticing skill set. And considering Reid is reputed as a quarterback whisperer, the workout should come as no surprise.

While Alex Smith isn’t sweating, his three cohorts—Chase Daniel, Aaron Murray and Tyler Bray—were, at the very least, just reminded of the sink-or-swim realities of life in the NFL.