NFL Rumors: Terrelle Pryor wants to stay with Cleveland Browns despite bleak future for franchise

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Terrelle Pryor of the Cleveland Browns
Terrelle Pryor of the Cleveland BrownsJeffrey Beall/Wikimedia

Terrelle Pryor wants to re-sign with the Cleveland Browns even though the team’s future is not looking good after an embarrassing season. The Browns are 0-11 this year so far and on the way to being the worst team in the league in this regular season.

The Browns lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-9 on Sunday and remained the only winless team in the 2016 NFL regulars season.

The 27-year-old Pryor signed a one-year deal worth $1.67 million with the Browns in the 2016 offseason. Cleveland claimed the wide receiver off the waivers in 2015 after the Bengals cut him last year.

Pryor is one of the few bright spots for Cleveland this year and likely to get a larger contract when he hits free agency after the season.

Terrelle Pryor wants to stay with Browns for the long-term

“I don’t believe in taking the easy road and going to teams just because they are great. I would rather start how we are and then build it into an empire. I believe in battling. I don’t believe in taking the easy way out. Whatever happens in free agency, I love being here. I respect the coaches, the owners, and at the end of the day, it’s up to them,” Pryor stated.

“I love playing for Hue [Jackson]. I love playing for [Jimmy] Haslam; he is a great owner. They have given us one of the best facilities. They want to win.”

Pryor’s successful move from QB to WR

According to reports, the Browns and Terrelle Pryor are already talking about a contract extension that will bring back the veteran WR to Cleveland next season. The Browns are a tough destination for players with other starters always opting to leave Cleveland or have been traded in recent years.

Pryor played as a quarterback in college and early years in the NFL. But he made the QB to WR switch last season after being cut by the Bengals.

In 10 games for the Browns this season, Terrelle Pryor has caught 51 passes for 627 receiving yards with four receiving touchdowns plus ran for 21 yards on eight attempts with one rushing TD.

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