I recently posted an article on Rant Sports claiming that the Cleveland Browns were right to scout Terrelle Pryor on his pro day earlier this weekend. After Jarrett Brown’s performance on Friday night against the Detroit Lions, I am even more convinced that Cleveland needs another quarterback on their active roster.
Brown is obviously a quarterback that will take a lot of time to get better in his offensive system. But, there are many qualities to his game that not only concern the fans, but the coaching staff as well. Brown has a typical rookie condition called by the common term of “happy feet”.
For those of you who aren’t familiar, “happy feet” is described as a quarterback getting nervous or uncomfortable in the pocket and deciding to run for his life rather than looking for an open receiver. Brown has a great ability to move around the pocket, but simply isn’t showing enough pocket presence to be considered a viable option.
On the other hand, Terrell Pryor looked very composed during his pro day outside of Pittsburgh on Saturday morning. Cleveland had representatives on hand to watch Pryor’s workout and the general consensus says that the former Ohio State star made all the throws you would expect an NFL quarterback to make.
As far as a developmental quarterback, Pryor has a much better resume than Brown. Pryor was in the national spotlight throughout his entire career with the Buckeyes and lef the program after compiling 6,177 passing yards in three seasons.
Brown was said to be impressive by all of the media covering Cleveland Browns camp, but has been far from it on the game field during the first two games. Brown has one completion in six attempts in the preseason for far, and has only thrown for 13 yards. He also has -2 rushing yards to go along with one interception in the against the Green Bay Packers.