While the Terrelle Pryor trade may have initially seemed like a head scratcher — and maybe particularly since every indication since is that he is coming in solely as a quarterback — Times columnist Jerry Brewer wrote today that it makes some sense.
“Now Pryor, still just 24, is the latest reclamation project on a championship team known for giving — and profiting from — second chances.
The Seahawks traded a seventh-round pick to try to revive Pryor’s career, and if the quarterback takes advantage of the opportunity, he can alter his career forecast in dramatic fashion. He can’t become the Seahawks’ franchise quarterback, obviously. But if he approaches this situation with humility, if he’s willing to learn and compete, he can turn into a useful NFL player.”
Also in our paper today is my story examining the various reports that the Seahawks are closing in on a deal with cornerback Richard Sherman.
AND IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Seahawks.com reviews the team’s activities yesterday during its workout sessions, something to which the media at large does not have access.
— The NFL schedule will be released tonight. NFL.com says the Seahawks will play in three of the top four games of the 2014 season.
— The Sacramento Bee hopes the Seahawks and 49ers play in week one.
— The San Jose Mercury News notes the difficulty of the 49ers’ schedule (not that Seattle’s figures to be any easier).
— As media reported Richard Deitsch notes, the NFL wants its new CBS Thursday night package to be a ratings hit, which makes you wonder how many Thursday night games the Seahawks might get.
— Former Legion-of-Boomer Walter Thurmond said yesterday the Giants’ secondary can be better than that of the Seahawks.
— Some 49ers’ fans have started an on-line petition against the Seahawk-colored BART seats.
— The Chargers say they are happy to face NFC West teams this season.
— Finally, interesting stat here from Pro Football Focus, showing Russell Wilson had fewer than two designed runs per game last season: