It is not a secret, the Houston Texans need to find another wide receiver to play opposite of DeAndre Hopkins. Will Fuller is a nice complimentary receiver but he is not a true second receiver. There will be a free agent receiver the Texans can target that will (most likely) not cost a lot of money. That receiver is Terrelle Pryor.
Pryor is coming off a year where he signed a “prove-it” contract with the Washington Redskins. This plan backfired as Pryor was a colossal disappointment in Washington and will now be seeking a new team. Houston can be that team.
It is more than likely that Pryor will have to sign a another short deal that could lead to a big deal in the future. This provides the Texans the opportunity to bring in an affordable player who can help from day one.
An improvement over last season will be expected from Pryor. Production from his season in Cleveland is the expectation of his potential signing. During the 2016 season Pryor caught 77 passes fro 1007 yards and four touchdowns. This is exceptional production. Especially considering the lackluster quarterbacks that the Browns featured during that campaign.
A combination of injuries and general lack of chemistry were the culprits for his poor 2017 season. Pryor never seemed to be on the same page as Kirk Cousins and the coaching staff did not appear interested in his involvement in the offense. This led to 20 receptions for 240 yards, one touchdown and one disastrous season.
This means the Texans can swoop in and get a potential bargain.
The up and down seasons of Pryor will most likely deter teams from giving him a big deal. Pryor will have to evaluate the situations and overall construction of a team before accepting an offer. Not having to carry the load could be enticing for Pryor. With the opposing defenses to focus in on Hopkins can allow Pryor to get one-on-one matchups that can be exploited easily.
Pryor is going to be look for the deal and situation to prepare himself for his next deal. That is what the plan was in Washington but it did not work out. A potential union with the Texans could provide both parties with what they need most. Another reliable receiver for the Texans and a chance to redeem himself for Pryor. Everybody wins.