June 9, 2011 1 Comment
The allegations against Terrelle Pryor former QB of the Ohio State Buckeyes are well documented. The purpose of this article is to portray in a positive light why Terrelle needs the UFL and why the UFL needs Terrelle Pryor. Whether the allegations are true or not the fact is the Terrelle Pryor has played his last football down in college. The question now is where should Terrelle play football in 2011?
With only 2 years experience in college football Terrelle Pryor is a prospect at the quarterback position on an NFL team at best. Which team would take a chance on Terrelle with his alleged behavior background and his limited experience? He is a supplemental draft consideration. But with the NFL lockout situation and the limited time that is available for training camps NFL teams are going to go with veteran QB’s on the roster. There is no time this year to train and let a ‘prospect’ take up a roster spot.
So what options does that leave Terrelle with? The CFL and UFL football leagues are his only viable options. With his inexperience at quarterback and the rule differences in the CFL his best option is to play in the UFL.
The UFL has NFL proven coaches on every team and play a pro style NFL offensive system. The UFL is also a league of second chances. It would be a great opportunity for Terrelle Pryor to prove his maturity and show he is a team player. The coaches in the UFL have gained a lot of respect in the NFL and would be able to give good advice to the NFL teams interested in him. It would allow Terrelle to start eight games in a league with NFL caliber athletes. If he were to sign with an NFL team and go to training camp he might get two reps a day at most. The UFL would give him on the job NFL training.
Why would Terrelle Pryor signing with a UFL team help the league? With the UFL being in the adolescent stages of its maturity (third season) the notoriety of such a popular athlete would bring instant recognition nation wide to the league. It would show the public the quality of the coaches in the UFL and endorse the second chance policy of the league. The UFL has signed players in the past (Maurice Clarett, Omaha Nighthawks) but with the NFL lockout situation and the stories of the allegations being so fresh in the minds of sports fans this would be instant notoriety for the league. As the lockout lingers on the fan base of the UFL is growing. The signing of Terrelle Pryor would sell a lot of season tickets for all five teams in the league.
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