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June 19, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Terrelle Pryor: “I don’t know how to catch”

Times columnist Jerry Brewer caught up with Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor for a column for the Friday paper.

You can read it here, as Brewer discusses how Pryor has won over a lot of people in the Seattle locker room with his work ethic and forged a good relationship with starter Russell Wilson.

In the column, Brewer also addresses the idea that Pryor could play a position other than quarterback.

It’s Pryor himself who quickly dismisses the idea when it’s brought up.

As Brewer writes:

If Pryor wants to remain a Seahawk beyond the preseason, it’s likely that he will have to convince coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider to keep a third quarterback on the 53-man roster.

Many have speculated he could do that by moonlighting at another position. It’s not going to happen. The Seahawks have said as much, and Pryor is adamantly against it, too.

“I don’t know how to catch. I don’t know how to run the ball as a running back,” Pryor said. “I’ve been a quarterback my whole life.”

Pryor is still a raw quarterback who must become a more consistent passer. It’s only human nature to look at his athleticism and wonder if he could be utilized elsewhere. He once ran a 4.38 40-yard dash. He was once one of the nation’s most sought-after prep basketball recruits. But playing quarterback defines him, and he became a standout at Ohio State before NCAA violations led him to leave school early. His college punishment was so severe that he still had to serve a five-game suspension to start his NFL career.

So there you go. Pryor makes the team as a quarterback, or he doesn’t make it at all.

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