As the New York Jets continue to get an idea on what their final roster could look like to start the regular season, wide receiver Tre McBride looks to be surpassing Terrelle Pryor.
It wasn’t all that long ago that excitement was in the air when the New York Jets announced they came to terms with free agent wide receiver Terrelle Pryor. It was just a few years ago that Pryor had a breakout season with the Cleveland Browns and that such a playmaking wide receiver could be lethal on the Jets offense.
Perhaps last season was an omen for what the future looks like for Pryor. In 2017, with the Washington Redskins, Pryor didn’t live up to the hype and suffered a severe ankle injury that required surgery. Pryor missed a good chunk of the regular season and was picked up by the Jets this offseason as much remains the same.
Pryor is still dealing with ankle issues and even though has made some plays in training camp, has yet to play in a preseason game with the Jets. Time is ticking as there are just two preseason games left as Pryor is on the outside looking in.
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Due to this, wide receiver Tre McBride has stepped up and made the most with the extra reps coming his way with how limited Pryor has been over the past few weeks. Not only has McBride gotten first-team reps in training camp but has made plays where it matters most in preseason action.
McBride has made several clutch plays in both preseason games so far for the Jets and by the looks of it, is easily surpassing Pryor on the Jets depth chart. If the Jets decide to keep just six wide receivers, it could look something like Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, Quincy Enunwa, Charone Peake, Chad Hansen, and McBride.
It’s likely that Pryor won’t make the final cut once training camp is in the books but for now, McBride has been a pleasant surprise for the Jets. At the rate he’s going, not only will McBride make the final roster but could potentially be a key contributor this upcoming season.