In addition to Cris Carter's son, Duron Carter, reportedly working out for the Kansas City Chiefs today, there is a report that free agent QB Terrelle Pryor is working out for the Chiefs. This according to Pro Football Talk.
Terrelle Pryor is working out for the Chiefs today as a QB only, per league source.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 7, 2015
Well, well, well. This is some interesting news, especially that part about this being a QB-workout specifically. Pryor is an excellent athlete at 6'4 and 233 pounds so some people have wondered if he could be a receiver in the league. But this is a quarterback workout. The Chiefs have four quarterbacks on the roster that people seem to like in some way or another -- Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray. I'm having trouble picking which three I would keep out of that group, let alone adding another passer like Pryor. I'm not sure I see where the Chiefs are coming from with this one.
Maybe this is the best theory -- they need someone to throw deep balls to Cris Carter's son.
Carter was at Ohio State when Pryor was. There may be something to that.
Pryor was of course the heralded quarterback for Ohio State who was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the 2011 Supplemental Draft. He had nine starts during the 2013 season, throwing seven touchdowns to 11 interceptions for the Raiders while completing 57 percent of his passes. The Raiders traded him to the Seahawks before the 2014 season but he didn't make the final roster.
Pryor played the Chiefs twice last season. In the first game he completed 18-of-34 passes for 216 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. That was the game where he was sacked nine times (and the Chiefs broke the sound record). In the second game he completed 1-of-5 passes for 12 yards and one interception.